M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — July 28 - August 10, 2017 — 25B


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By George Crawford, Green Partners Let LED help your bottom line


accurate measure of your existing lighting configura- tion, including annual elec- tric consumption, purchase costs for lamp replacement products as well as main- tenance costs in connection lamp replacements. This is the “before”, the “bench- mark” that you will use to measure the cost effective- ness of any proposed LED retro-fit options developed for your project. For the “af- ter, you will need to include the specifics relating to each LED product selected - cost, energy consumption, antici-

quire knowledge of currently available LED product best suited to replace your ex- isting lighting, the ability to determine the installed cost of the proposed replace- ment LED product as well as the amount of funding that would be available for your project, including financing options. In terms of developing a retro-fit plan with accu- rate projections, you should consider working with a knowledgeable LEDLighting Consultant, who will not only be able to source available

f your building has not already upgraded to LED lighting, this article

pated useful life, warranty information, Energy Star designation - or not, funding availability and anticipated lamp maintenance. With this “before” and “after” information, you will then be able to compare the amount of energy and the annual cost to operate and maintain your existing lighting as compared to the projected costs of operat- ing and maintaining your proposed new LED lighting retro-fit. It should be noted that the preparation of your “spreadsheet” will also re-

utility funding for your proj- ect, but will also have access to software in order to model the “before” and “after” sce- narios of your project. To start your LED Retro- Fit on the right track, contact us for a free feasibility study and project model at no cost or obligation. Go to our web- site www.GreenPartnersNY. com and complete the “Con- tact Us” form. We will con- tact you to get your project going on the right track. George Crawford is principal of Green Part- ners in New York, NY. n

may be help- ful in terms of develop- ing your own plan for a LED retro- fit. While it i s a given t h a t LED r e t r o - f i t s

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will save money on energy consumption as well as main- tenance costs, it is impor- tant to understand that the amount of savings can be very significant, even when the retro-fit will include replacing the newer, more energy efficient fluorescent products such as CFLs. It is also important to note that with today’s LED lighting quality, name department stores as well as museums and galleries are now con- verting to LED. These are us- ers that require a very high quality of lighting, where second best solutions are not an option. So start with the premise that there is a qual- ity LED lighting solution for your project. The purpose of this article is to help you achieve that successful LED lighting solution. The starting place, as with most projects, is a spread sheet or a model. For this projection, you will need an USGBC NJ to p r o v i d e g r e e n building and s u s t a i n a b i l i t y training through NJ State Grant Morristown, NJ— The US Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter (US- GBC NJ) has been awarded a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Devel- opment to provide education for employees of qualifying NJ businesses. The USGBC NJ is accepting applications for fully funded training that will increase expertise in green building and wellness, as well as provide potential creden- tials and/or CEUs. Classes are scheduled for August 16th and 23rd. USGBC NJ is a State-wide organization of professionals, businesses, innovators and community leaders working to accomplish a bold vision. n

HowWould You Like To Receive LED Energy Savings Like This?

Cost of LED Product Installed - $56,600.00  Annual kWh Savings 78,132 Annual Savings (based on .24 rate) - $18,751.00  Return On Investment - 2.7 years LED Products Carry a 7-10 Year Warranty

LED Product: With recent advancements, the "one for one" lamp replacement - an incandescent A19 lamp replaced by a LED A19 lamp of lower wattage is old news. "The smart move is to utilize the latest LED "engines" such as TerraLUX. The advantages are 1) Less labor and material costs, 2) Faster payback because there will be more energy saved, and 3) A longer useful product life – 70,000 hours with a 7 year warranty. LED Retro-Fit Payback Timelines: If your LED Retro-Fit will include the replacement of both incandescents and fluorescents, the combination of the energy savings and the funding will result in a payback of about two year’s time.

954 Lexington Avenue * Suite 320 * NewYork, NY 10021 For More Information Visit www.GreenPartnersNY.com or Contact George Crawford, Principal at gcrawford@greenpartnersny.com

To Get Your Project Started, Contact Us Today For A FREE LED RETRO-FIT FEASIBILITY STUDY CALL TOLL FREE 800-595-1094

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