The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, on the shore of Lake Erie. The museum is a multistory, iconic structure made up of galleries that document the history of rock music as well as the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development.
The unique seven-level building, designed by I.M. Pei and dedicated in 1995, required updates to several important infrastructure systems. Both Spectrum Energy and Evans Energy were engaged to recommend specific improvements and upgrades. Like most museums, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame relies on both public and private funding to maintain their facilities. This means funding budgets are tight, requiring mechanical upgrade projects to have a strong ROI. As a result, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame intended to use the energy savings from their new LED lighting system to help offset the longer-term payback upgrades.
Eco Engineering was selected to design a turnkey lighting system upgrade for the non-gallery areas of the museum, including all common areas, offices, mechanical rooms, storage, and workshops where gallery displays are constructed. We replaced fluorescent tubular and PL lamps in existing fixtures in these areas with LED technology.
The energy savings that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame received from their new lighting system was equivalent to removing 22 combustion engine passenger cars from the road annually
- Demand Reduction: 34 kW
- Annual Consumption Savings: 124,656 kWh
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s investment in new lighting would save them over $10,000 every year in energy and maintenance costs.
- Saved $831 in monthly energy costs
- Saved $277 in monthly maintenance expense
- The total annual savings will exceed $13,200 per year.
The unique seven-level building, designed by I.M. Pei and dedicated in 1995, required updates to several important infrastructure systems.
Brookfield Properties, a fully integrated, global real estate company, renovated The Short Pump Town Center, a premier open-air shopping mall located in the West End area of Richmond, Virginia. The updated center offers more than 140 stores and restaurants, and was designed to be a “community within a community.” The entire mall is pedestrian-friendly, featuring lush landscaping, heated pavilions, beautiful fountains, intimate seating areas, and even play areas for children. Brookfield Properties wanted to make sure that The Short Pump Town Center was the type of place that everyone in the community could safely enjoy.
Given the purpose for The Short Pump Town Center, it was important to Brookfield Properties to ensure that the mall was as safe in the evening as it was during the day. However, safety wasn’t the only priority, it was also important to improve the night-time aesthetics of the center. Brookfield Properties needed to incorporate an upgraded parking lot lighting solution that would lower energy costs, reduce maintenance costs, and improve light output to ensure customer safety. They came to Eco Engineering to help.
Eco Engineering performed the design and implementation for Brookfield Properties’ new parking lot lighting system. The new system features LED fixtures which significantly improved the photometric light distribution compared to the existing system. Prior to the upgrade, the parking lot at The Short Pump Town Center contained 137 parking lot light poles, each with four HID fixtures. Eco Engineering replaced each HED fixture with two, new LED fixtures. Additionally, the design allowed each new light fixture to be intelligently controlled. This meant that each fixture on a single pole could be set to operate at a different time, for example, one could be on during the operating hours of the center, while the other would operate only during off-hours from midnight until dawn. The controlled functionality of this system both maximizes energy savings and extends the life of the fixtures.
Addressing the parking lot lighting in The Short Pump Town Center created a significant reduction in energy usage. This is particularly important given that parking lot lighting can often be overlooked as an area to improve sustainability.
- Approximately 171 kW peak demand reduction projected.
- Annual consumption savings estimated at 459,684 kWh annually – the equivalent of removing 81 combustion engine passenger cars from the road annually.
The new lighting system delivers cost savings in terms of both energy consumption and maintenance costs.
- $3,137 monthly energy cost savings.
- $530 reduction in monthly maintenance costs.
- Total annual savings will exceed $44,000 per year.