Key Factors in Planning Government Lighting
Pillars of Success – Government Lighting and Design
Pillar 1: Optimal Lighting
Adequate light levels are essential to a safe, secure public space. Highly important and often sensitive transactions are conducted in government buildings, and lights should be placed and positioned to enable people to travel easily across the property. Exterior lighting is critical in order to prevent the occurrence of accidents and crime. Interior light levels should be specified to support office staff, warehouse employees, or scientists working in a lab.
Pillar 2: Energy Efficiency
According to a recent Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), 17% of all electricity consumed in U.S. commercial building is for lighting, making it one of the largest end uses of electricity overall. Upgrading your existing lighting to energy-efficient technology, such as LEDs, is a great way for any government property to reduce its carbon footprint and go green. LEDs provide high-quality, clarified light and burn for 25,000 to 50,000 hours. They use significantly less energy to operate, and therefore enable government institutions to decrease their energy consumption significantly over time. We work with clients at some of the oldest buildings in our area to make lighting plans that prioritize energy initiatives and use long-lasting products without compromising light quality. We also take care of recycling your old lamps and ballasts.
Pillar 3: Reduced Operations Costs
Replacing existing lights or installing new fixtures can greatly reduce operating costs for government properties working on a budget. Money-saving fixtures, like LEDs, can greatly reduce an organization’s energy bills and other costs associated with maintenance and bulb replacement.
The Impact of Lighting at Government Facilities
Government Turn-Key Projects
Government buildings can be fast-paced environments or quiet office spaces. Whatever your lighting need may be, we provide lighting fixtures and other features to accommodate them.
Spaces in government buildings that must be considered when developing turn-key lighting projects include: