By The (Big) Numbers

CFL LightbulbCongratulations to members of our Energy Services team for their great work with the city of Billings, MT, which reduces energy usage in city facilities. Thanks to our staff, and a team of individuals from the city, NorthWestern Energy, McKinstry Essention, Inc., and DNV KEMA, these high-efficiency lighting design projects have reduced the monthly energy demand by 242 kilowatts (kW) and save over 2.589 million kilowatt hours (kWh) per year, an amount roughly equal to the average electric usage of 3,450 homes for a month.

The city installed energy-efficient lighting and controls in two parking garages, the Logan International Airport terminal and the ARFF (Operations) buildings, with more work to be done at City Hall. Thousands of pieces of energy-saving equipment, including T5 fluorescent lights, electronic ballasts, hard-wired CFL fixtures and occupancy/daylight sensors, were installed.

In exchange, the city was awarded $361,431 in rebates from NorthWestern Energy and an additional $161,316 in rebate funds will be awarded when the city hall work is completed.

Two more projects, involving the library and another parking garage, are in the works.

Kudos to all involved, including our staff Dave Houser, Brittany Lynch, David Lynch, Mike Babineaux, Doug Porter, Hal Hubber, Stacie Barry Peterson, and Sandra Anderson, and interns Mitch Deplazes and Krystal Kleitz.

Click here to read the full NorthWestern Energy press release.

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