Lighting / Electrical

LightingMost Sustainable Lighting Option

  • Lighting is zoned by floor level and area to allow for control that matches daily usage (i.e. office areas, meeting room floors, dining areas) 
  • Daylight harvesting in south-facing rooms
  • Each meeting room is labeled with a "most sustainable lighting option" next to the light switches to encourage customers to use only necessary light
  • Meeting rooms utilize occupancy sensors to turn off the lights and HVAC when there is no one present
  • Over 95% of building lighting fixtures are fluorescent
  • LED lighting has been utilized in some projects (signage, feature lighting)
  • LED lighting was expanded in 2012-2013 to include hallways and part of the main kitchen
  • LED lighting was installed to replace end-of-life fixtures in Heritage Hall - Summer 2013
  • LED lighting was installed into C-Store Coolers - Summer 2013




  • Building signage displays, gaming systems and audio systems turn off upon building lockdown 
  • Staff and lab computers are turned off each night
  • Migration from desktop computers to laptops where applicable
  • Reduction of servers required to support building function software / conversion to virtual servers
  • Upgrade of kitchen fan hoods to variable frequency drives (VFD) and Melink Intellihood control system


  • Utilization of Casio XJ-A250 projectors - Mercury Free, low energy use and rated for 20,000 hours
  • Updated small & medium meeting room projectors in 2012 to Casio XJ-M250 LED projectors