PARKING STRUCTURE LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS
Atlantic Health System (AHS) engaged Torcon Energy Services to conduct an initial feasibility study for the replacement of fluorescent and metal halide lights located in three parking garages at the Morristown Medical Center (MMC).
The three parking garages contained 916 light fixtures and used approximately 1,065,000 kWh of electricity annually. TES proposed three potential lighting alternatives for the hospital to consider, including LED fixtures and two different types of induction lighting. The solutions proposed not only saved energy but significantly reduced the annual maintenance cost for the fixtures.
TES completed the installation using 55W induction lighting fixtures in all three garages. The Health System is expected to save over $100,000 in annual energy costs and an additional $35,000 in annual maintenance costs. A New Jersey Board of Public Utilities SmartStart rebate was received and the project payback is approximately 2.5 years.
Following this initial lighting improvement project, TES was contracted by AHS to replace all MMC campus exterior lighting and all parking garage stairwell lighting with similar induction fixtures. The project was successfully completed in January 2013.
TES is conducting similar feasibility studies of other AHS facilities and parking garages, including Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ and Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ.