National Flight Academy - Lighting Retrofit

Location: Pensacola, FL

Type of Contract: LaaS LED Lighting Upgrade


As a part of a continual effort to be responsible stewards of the funds they receive, the National Flight Academy identified an opportunity for savings in how they light their facility. This savings could be captured by converting the site’s traditional fluorescent, incandescent, and halogen lamps to more efficient LED lamps.

Challenge

As a part of a continual effort to be responsible stewards of the funds they receive, the National Flight Academy identified an opportunity for savings in how they light their facility. This savings could be captured by converting the site’s traditional fluorescent, incandescent, and halogen lamps to more efficient LED lamps.

Although LED lamps can reduce operational costs, they traditionally come with a sizeable up front capital cost. This was a challenge for The National Flight Academy because putting large amounts of cash towards a lighting upgrade for a five-year-old facility would be hard to justify to stakeholders, even though the lower monthly operating and maintenance cost of the new lamps made for a fast project payback.

Solution

Redaptive’s proven and innovative Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service offering was the answer needed in order to accelerate the LED lighting technology deployment without burdening the Flight Academy’s capital budget.

FSG’s ability to adapt to the presence of students and on-site staff meant that The National Flight Academy didn’t have to cease operations while the lighting upgrade project was on-going.

In the end, The National Flight Academy projects a more than 50% reduction in lighting system wattage. This translates into more than 210,000 kWh reduced over the course of a year. To verify these lighting savings, utility-grade power meters were permanently installed on all electrical circuits that handle the facility’s lighting loads. To support the technology driven mission of the National light Academy, Redaptive even went one step further on this project and, at no cost to The National Flight Academy, included a full complement of meters to provide a complete granular view of the energy consumption of every electrical panel and most individual electrical circuits in the entire facility.

Project Details

  • Contract Type: LaaS LED Lighting Upgrade


  • LaaS Partner: Redaptive, Inc.


About FSG

Facility Solutions Group is a leading single-source provider of lighting, electrical, energy, signage, and technology solutions, operating across all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico.