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.
The Kuehne + Nagel Group (K&N) is a global transportation and logistics provider based in Switzerland, with more than 1,000 offices in over 100 countries. Throughout their 120-year history, K&N has evolved from a traditional international freight forwarder to a leading global provider of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions. The company is committed to offering environmentally sound, sustainable, and innovative supply chain solutions that continually reduce their impact on the environment. They consider energy efficiency to be a cornerstone of their green strategy.
Kuehne + Nagel was interested in identifying new ways to reduce energy consumption while improving the quality of light for added safety and security in their McDonough, GA distribution center facility. They put forth specific goals with respect to energy savings and project payback with an aggressive implementation timeline in a competitive bid request.
After conducting an engineering-grade audit, Eco Engineering identified that K&N needed more than just a one-for-one fixture upgrade. The audit led to a comprehensive plan to re-design the lighting, thereby eliminating unnecessary fixtures to maximize energy savings while also meeting all lighting quality and safety criteria. We used T5 fixtures to better distribute light in the narrow aisleways of the facility. Additionally, our design incorporated occupancy sensors in specific areas to reduce the operating hours of fixtures during non-occupied periods . The audit, design, and implementation phases were performed by Eco Engineering – on-time and on-budget.
The project energy savings regarding energy demand and consumption over the first year exceeded expectations.
- Energy Demand Reductions: >1,247 kW within first year
- Forecasted Annual Energy Consumption Savings: 1,003,776 kWh
K&N’s aggressive timeline, allowed them to receive credits from their local energy provider and a substantial tax deduction under the federal EPA act, allowing them to reach their required energy savings by within the first year following the renovation.
- Energy Savings Within the First Year: $99,132
The audit led to a comprehensive plan to re-design the lighting, thereby eliminating unnecessary fixtures to maximize energy savings while also meeting all lighting quality and safety criteria.
The Kellogg Company has long been committed to doing what’s right for the environment and society. Over recent years, they have been working on multiple fronts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and waste, this includes finding ways to reduce the energy and water used throughout their worldwide operations. The company has set aggressive goals across several sustainability metrics and has consistently met or exceeded their targets, earning Kellogg numerous accolades in the field of energy conservation.
The Kellogg food processing facility in Zanesville, OH was experiencing challenges associated with expensive, inefficient, poor-quality lighting. While flickering lamps, ballast failures, and maintenance issues suggested a simple re-lamping or ballast replacement project was in order, Kellogg wanted to use this opportunity to drive toward their sustainability goals and increased energy savings objectives. This led to a complete upgrade to new, energy-efficient lighting technologies.
Eco Engineering started this project by auditing the entire facility to lay the foundation for the design. The new design we created incorporated highbay LED fixtures that improved the quality of light output in the production area, reduced maintenance needs, and used far less energy than the previous fixtures.
To meet the stringent USDA standards for a food manufacturing facility, we used special, shatterproof lamps to encapsulate the office fixture linear lamps. This is a precautionary measure required by the USDA to prevent shattering in the event of a fixture explosion. In addition to shatterproof lamps, we installed occupancy sensors to reduce the operating hours of fixtures in non-occupied areas of the facility.
While this project is forecasted to deliver exceptional results from both an energy savings and cost perspective while improving the overall quality of lighting within the facility, there are other, tangential benefits from the upgrade as well. First, the new LED fixtures produce less heat than the old fixtures, putting less strain on the air conditioning system and further reducing their energy consumption. Additionally, the new system requires substantially less maintenance than the old system.
Kellogg Company understood early that this project had the opportunity to deliver substantial energy savings, and thus they set (and reached) aggressive goals for this project.
- Energy Demand Reductions: 148 kW per month
- Energy Consumption Savings: >100,000 kWh per month
The lighting portion of the electricity bill was reduced by approximately 65%. Over the next 10 years, the new lighting system will make a sizable contribution to the overall sustainability goals at the Kellogg Company.
- The project will yield more than $1 million in savings over the next 10 years
The new design we created incorporated highbay LED fixtures that improved the quality of light output in the production area, reduced maintenance needs, and used far less energy than the previous fixtures.
Bunzl Distribution USA, Inc., provides food packaging, disposable supplies, cleaning, and safety products to food processors, supermarkets, non-food retailers, convenience stores, and more. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Bunzl Distribution is the largest division of Bunzl plc, an international distribution and outsourcing group headquartered in London. Bunzl Distribution owns and operates more than 100 warehouses that serve all 50 states and Puerto Rico, as well as Canada, the Caribbean, and parts of Mexico.
Bunzl found that their Groveport, Ohio location was producing considerably higher energy bills than many of the other similarly-sized facilities in the US. After some inspection, they discovered that the Groveport facility, which is largely warehouse space, was using fluorescent light fixtures that were not only expensive to operate, but were also providing insufficient lighting in many of the areas where they were used. Given that the Groveport facility is largely warehouse space, Bunzl needed to find a reasonable solution for their application. The solution needed to provide excellent, energy-efficient lighting while still keeping in mind that many of the areas within the warehouse would not need to be constantly lit throughout the day.
For this project, Eco Engineering designed and implemented a lighting system that used the existing light fixtures and updated them with new LED lamps and drivers as part of a retrofit system. Occupancy sensors were also deployed to further enhance the energy savings by using the LED technology only as needed. The new lamps and drivers provide a brighter and safer workspace.
This project helped Bunzl save hundreds of thousands of kWh annually – the equivalent of removing 1.7 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere.
- Demand Reduction: 139 kW within the first year.
- Annual Consumption Savings: 796,344 kWh
This new implementation is expected to deliver thousands in savings every month, reducing costs in both energy and maintenance.
- $5,375 per month in energy savings
- $375 per month in reduced maintenance expenses.
- The total annual energy savings > $69,000