Beyond luxury cars, Rolls-Royce is a leader in sustainability - in both their products and their facilities. They were do for a lighting system upgrade and took the opportunity to improve both their energy-efficiency and employee productivity.
Reduced kW Demand
kWh Reduced Energy
Rolls-Royce doesn’t just design and manufacture cars. They are a global company that creates highly-efficient integrated power and propulsion solutions, predominantly used in aerospace, marine, energy, and off-highway applications. The Engine Services unit in Oakland, CA provides maintenance, repair, and support services for military customers using Rolls-Royce engines.
Recognized as a global leader in sustainability initiatives, Rolls-Royce has continuously focused on understanding energy use to identify inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement across all their business units. Their Engine Services division needed to upgrade their lighting system to one that would allow them to reduce their energy consumption and improve their productivity through higher quality lighting quality throughout their facility.
Eco Engineering began this project with an audit to identify and design the best lighting solutions to meet Rolls-Royce’s unique lighting needs. Specifically, Rolls-Royce needed to ensure that the lighting system could withstand the extreme wind, heat, and vibration characteristics of an engine testing facility. Additionally, Rolls-Royce required lighting for their office spaces. While this interior lighting system had less demanding requirements, the retrofitted LED system still needed to be outfitted with occupancy and motion controls to regulate and reduce unnecessary light output.
The primary components of this lighting retrofit involved removing T8 fluorescent fixtures that were hot, inefficient, and produced poor light from the production areas, offices and exterior lighting, and replacing them with new energy-efficient LED lamps and ballasts. The longer-lasting LEDs were cooler and required less maintenance, as a result, Rolls-Royce not only saved on energy costs, but they were also able to find modest savings in both maintenance costs and lower air conditioning expenses.
This project will help Rolls-Royce continue to deliver on their drive for sustainability. energy savings and coupled with utility incentives from The Port of Oakland, will achieve a financial payback in 1.6 years.
• Annual Energy Demand Reduction:805 kW
• Annual Energy Consumption Saving: >687,000 kWh
Coupled with utility incentives from The Port of Oakland, Rolls-Royce will receive financial payback in 1.6 years.
- > $137,000 in savings in reduced energy use and maintenance cost avoidance are forecast for the first year.