Seesmart Performs Expansive LED Retrofit for Regis High School in New York, Providing an Estimated $35,000 in Annual Savings
Regis High School sets the sustainability standard as the first known school in the Manhattan area to convert entirely to LED lighting.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LED lighting manufacturer Seesmart Technologies, Inc. (OTC: SEST) announced today the completion of an entire retrofitting of Regis High School, a tuition-free Jesuit college preparatory school for young men in the New York metropolitan area. The retrofit replaced more than 2,500 fluorescent lights throughout the school with high-efficiency, long-lasting Seesmart LED tube lights.
Regis' estimated LED retrofit benefits include significant energy savings of more than $36,000 and over 116,000 kilowatt-hours per year with a carbon footprint reduction of almost 120,000 pounds per year. Additionally, the preparatory school received a $32,000 rebate from Con Edison.
"Here at Regis, we pride ourselves in fostering a spirit of generosity and service, so decreasing our carbon footprint was an obvious decision for the betterment of our neighborhood," said Father Judge, president of Regis High School. "This project was a big step toward setting a good example for our students and the community as it solidifies our commitment to a more sustainable future. Because the retrofit with Seesmart was very quick and efficient, we know that we'll begin to experience significant savings on our energy bill and maintenance costs within the first year of the project's completion."
Seesmart's retrofit for Regis High School began by replacing the light fixtures in the gymnasium with LED fixtures. After seeing the results in the gym the administration decided to replace all of the school's lighting with LED fixtures. Fluorescent lights were replaced with Seesmart LED tube lighting in over 100 classrooms, offices, and other educational spaces, as well as extensive hallways. The changeover included 967 new or retrofitted fixtures. Installation began in January 2012 and was almost fully completed in just three months.
"The commitment to sustainability by switching to LED lighting is one that we advocate for every day, and so we were proud to be chosen to help this trailblazing Manhattan school make a full switch to LEDs," said Kenneth Ames, CEO of Seesmart Technologies, Inc. "Our LED lights last longer and require less maintenance over time than standard fluorescent lighting, which frees up the Regis staff for more important maintenance concerns while also providing additional budget to allocate somewhere other than electricity bills. Our goal is not only to provide a painless process while the retrofit is happening, but to also provide value for many years after the project has been completed."
Father Judge said, "Since 2006, Regis has been an educational leader in 'going green' which can be seen by our 22 kilowatt solar-panel array on the roof, a 22,000 square-foot green roof installation, as well as other sustainable efforts. Committing to an entirely LED facility with the help of Seesmart was the next step in our efforts to further decrease our carbon footprint."
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