Fire Station Lighting Upgrades

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Say goodbye to T-12 lamps and incandescents at Station 81 and hello to T-8's and compact fluorescent lighting (CFLs)!  Thanks to the City Council for approving this energy efficiency upgrade at the Fire Station in their 2014-15 Budget, and San Mateo County Energy Watch, we are upgrading all the T-12 lamps to T-8 lamps as well as all incandescents to CFLs in the Fire Station.

San Mateo County Energy Watch is a partnership between PG&E and the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG).  Serving San Mateo County and unincorporated areas, the organization provides audits for facilities, work proposals, and contractor oversight of retrofits for energy projects.

While the previous lamps only had a 28,000 hour service life, the installed, new T-8 lamps will have a 36,000 hour service life, reducing the replacement frequency.  This project is not only expected to save 18,500 lbs of CO2 annually but also $2,225 on utility costs!

Because this is an On-Bill Financing project, PG&E is providing us with a 0% loan with the requirement that it is paid back within 5 years.  On-Bill Financing (OBF) is where a utility company provides convenient financing options to help implement energy efficiency investments.

These lighting upgrades will be completed at the Fire Station today. 

See if you can spot the difference!

For more information: 

San Mateo County Energy Watch

PG&E On-Bill Financing