Typical of most offices, James Clifford Constructions’ lighting is turned on early in the morning and turned off late in the evening, reflecting the long hours of business operation.
Most of the 4 x 18w fluorescent fittings had been damaged by heat, caused by years of use. At least 1 tube in every light was not working. Electricity costs were high, but the quality of office lighting was poor.
All halogen downlights were constantly being replaced since, unlike in a home environment, they also were on 14 hours a day.
76% on Energy Use!
$10,300 per year on Power Bill!
Government Rebate: 580 Energy Saving Certificates (ESC) at $22 = $12,760 rebate
36,000 kgs of Carbon Saved*. This is equivalent to:
* The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are calculated using the standardized measurement of units equivalent to carbon dioxide, denoted CO2-e.
Equivalencies are based on rates provided on the Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculator produced by the Environmental Protection Agency (US).
On completion and after the recycling of all tubes and metal fittings, an environmental saving certificate is presented to the customer outlining their contribution to a cleaner environment.