The Problem

The existing lighting system at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, used over (400) fixtures, including Metal Halide, Linear T12 Fluorescent, Linear T8 Fluorescent, Incandescent, Compact Fluorescent, and High-Pressure Sodium. These fixtures were spread throughout the campus and included areas such as:

  • Ice rink
  • Locker rooms
  • Weight room
  • Basketball courts
  • Offices
  • Volleyball courts
  • Stairwells
  • Hallways
  • Exteriors
  • Etc.

The staff wanted to take a proactive approach to upgrading the lighting systems and offset the cost of doing so with our Efficiency Made Easy Program.

The goal was to ​maintain or increase existing light levels while lowering operating expenses and reducing the different types of lamps throughout the campus.

The Solution

CEG visited the site and performed a campus-wide energy survey, during which we identified the groups of fixtures that would help reduce maintenance and operating expenses. CEG funded the project for Mercyhurst, allowing them to move forward with the installation while requiring no money down. The project went according to plan and schedule, and the result was:

  • Increased light levels
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Long-term maintenance savings
  • Peace of mind

A year later, with the lighting system that we installed still working perfectly, the customer once again called upon CEG to assist in analyzing the exterior lighting on the campus. Our team put together an LED system that would save the college 68% on the cost of their exterior lighting. The project was approved and completed.