West Lafayette Schools Go Green; New LED Lighting in the Gymnasium is Completed

West Lafayette School District installs energy efficient and environmentally sound lighting in their gymnasium helping to save money and other resources.

West Lafayette, IN, September 02, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The West Lafayette Community School Corporation has recently completed a major lighting overhaul intended to improve efficiencies, reduce operating costs and benefit the environment. The extensive project was completed by Enreco USA (www.enrecousa.com) an energy services company which provides energy efficient solutions through lighting applications, solar projects and other emerging technologies.

Larry Wood, Director of Facilities at West Lafayette, said that he had been considering updating the gymnasium lighting but was not sure how to go about doing it or how he would be able to justify the initial outlay of capital for the project. After meeting with the team from Enreco USA, Wood learned that the cost savings with the new fixtures would be immediate and the installation could be done to accommodate the already tight summer schedule of the facility. Wood commented that he was very pleased with how quickly the Enreco USA team got the installation finished and was extremely impressed with the company’s ability to accommodate the various groups who were scheduled to be in the space. He indicated that he was glad he awarded the project to Enreco USA because of their ability to “make it simple” by coordinating every detail of the lighting update – from doing an initial audit of the facility to determine the projected cost savings to analyzing utility incentives and from disposal of old fixtures to the installation of the new ones – everything was managed and overseen by the team.

For this project, Enreco USA installed LED lighting supplied by West End Lighting instead of fluorescent lighting primarily because West Lafayette was aiming to reduce the overall operating and maintenance costs while improving the actual lighting emissions in the gymnasium. With the LED lights being more energy efficient than fluorescent lights, the long term cost savings were enough to justify the slightly greater upfront costs. “Overall, the decision to go with the LED lighting worked out very well and it will be very serviceable for us,” noted Wood.

Enreco USA, LLC (www.enrecousa.com) is a nationwide energy services company based in Colorado Springs with offices in Chicago and Boston. The company works with and provides energy and environmentally efficient solutions to industrial, commercial, and educational facilities to cut costs, save jobs and improve working conditions through increased energy savings. Enreco USA’s turnkey services include materials, installation, disposal, and documentation for Utility Incentive Savings programs and government credits. It is the goal of the Enreco USA team to help companies save energy while improving the state of the environment. For additional information on Enreco USA and the services it provides, please contact Executive Vice President, Chad Fiedler at chadfiedler@enrecousa.com or +1 781.452.7353.

West End Lighting LLC (www.westendlighting.com) supplies custom and off the shelf LED lighting for commercial applications. The company’s focus is low cost installation, long-life lighting solutions and exceptional energy efficiencies. A quick return on investment, with virtually maintenance free lighting, is the key to WEL’s success. For more information contact Rob Heckler at +1 512.656.8673.

Enreco USA
Chad Fiedler