As part of its focused commitment to sustainability, Cheshire Academy has kicked off the first phase of a multi-step energy initiative by beginning a campus-wide relamping program. Upon completion of the installation, the new LED lighting will save an estimated 386,162 kilowatt hours (kWh) each year, equating to nearly $82,000 in annual savings. This relamping, being done by USA LED, will be completed at 360 fixture locations and result in over 2,000 bulbs being replaced.
This project is a visible implementation of a communitywide commitment to sustainability at Cheshire Academy. Currently celebrating its 225th anniversary, Academy leadership understands that, in looking forward to the next century of educating young people, it has a responsibility to play a part in conservation and stewardship of the environment.
The LED relamping will continue throughout the semester, with project completion estimated by the start of 2020. Additional projects, planned for later years, include tapping into solar power.