A recent lighting retrofit at The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport resulted in an annual energy savings of 72%. That translates to a savings of $61,000 every year for the airport. By employing some simple energy savings solutions, it was possible to reduce the carbon footprint of the airport, while still saving money.

It all started with an energy audit, to see where the buildings were wasting energy. There are many places where minor repairs or the replacement of old, outdated equipment can result in energy  savings. These small savings can quickly add up, meaning less waste and better efficiency.

At the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Commonwealth Energy Group, LLC. was able to replace both the indoor and outdoor lighting, installing LED lighting fixtures to generate an energy savings solution that reduced consumption by 72%.

The bottom line isn’t the only reason to consider a lighting retrofit service; there are many other benefits that are a little less tangible, but equally important.

Saving energy helps to reduce a company’s carbon footprint. The American public is increasingly concerned about the environment. By reducing your environmental impact, a company’s value increases in the eyes of the public.

Lighting consumes the largest amount of energy in many commercial buildings, more than air conditioning and computer use combined. Lighting retrofit services install the most efficient LED lighting fixtures, using more compact bulbs to save on space as well as energy.

LED lighting fixtures are much more efficient, giving the same amount of light for less energy than traditional lighting. LED lights use 75% less energy when compared to incandescent lighting. The life of a LED light bulb is also longer, meaning less money spent on replacements, lower maintenance fees and fewer bulbs being thrown out.

As more regulations come into effect with the aim of reducing greenhouse gasses, an energy retrofit with LED lighting fixtures can help achieve and surpass compliance goals. Companies can also take advantage of incentives offered by various government agencies. In this case, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport will receive over $70,000 in energy rebate incentives.

The lighting retrofit service at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport required no upfront capital, by taking advantage of the financing program offered by channel partner Constellation. The costs of the lighting retrofit service are worked into the rate paid for electricity. The efficiency of the LED lighting fixtures creates an overall savings, without having any out of pocket expenses for the upgrade.

The reduction in energy consumption is immediately visible by comparing consumption before and after the LED lighting retrofit. This reduction results in savings on energy costs that will last well into the future.

LED lighting fixtures are one of the possible ways that Commonwealth Energy Group, LLC. can help businesses like the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport achieve their environmental and energy efficiency goals. With comprehensive energy savings solutions and lighting retrofit services, it is easy to lower energy costs and have a smaller carbon footprint.