LED Light Controls in Ritchie Coliseum

Recipient:

University Recreation & Wellness

Amount:

$11,078

This project is a pilot of a Building Management System manufactured by Daintree for the lighting of the gym area of Ritchie Coliseum as University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) transitions the space to LED lighting. Additionally, the system would allow RecWell to track the actual consumption of energy within the lighting system. Students working on academic projects often contact RecWell or the Department of Facilities Management regarding Ritchie Coliseum utility consumption to evaluate consumption and assess if opportunities for reduction exist. The anticipated outcome of this system is a reduction in energy consumption (estimated 23,000-KWh annually), which subsequently reduces the heat of the building. This installment also reduces the load on the HVAC system, which further decreases energy consumption and extends the life of the HVAC system.