Illuminations

Local businesses shed light on how they reduced their losses and saved energy at the same time.

Humboldt County businesses are leading the way to achieving economic and energy-reduction goals through reduced- or no-cost LED lighting and other upgrades.

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority has been providing energy services for Humboldt County businesses since 2006. Hear some of our customers’ stories and check back as we add more. If you have a story to tell, let us know and we would be happy include you.

 

“The Humboldt County Office of Ed completed both interior and exterior LED lighting projects at the Myrtle Ave location and Glen Paul School location. Not only has there been an energy cost savings, but there has also been a maintenance savings since I don’t have to have the guys switch out bulbs every month like they have been doing. We also have more space in our shop because I don’t have to keep a supply of bulbs and ballasts around. It’s also safer for my guys because they’re not making as many trips up the ladders.”

                                                                                  -Director of Maintenance and Operations, Rob Walkenhauer

Results from the Myrtle Avenue and Glen Paul School sites:

  • Estimated savings total = over $6,575 annually
  • 23% of the projects were covered by Energy Watch incentives
  • Payback Average =  2.95  years
  • KWh/yr saved = 32,698  total

"RCEA called me a couple of times, it took me a while to realize there was no catch. They were offering a free assessment with no obligation. They ended up replacing all my lighting with energy efficient LED bulbs at both my retail locations for free, and the payback for my warehouse took just a few months. It saved us thousands of dollars and cut our lighting bill by a large percentage. This opportunity was a no-brainer.”

Results for all 3 locations:

  • Over 720 LED lamps installed
  • Estimated savings = over $12,500 annually
  • 70% of warehouse project was covered by an Energy Watch Incentive
  • Qualified for additional incentives making the stores a No-Cost project
  • Payback period for warehouse = 6 months

"Updating the lighting brought new life to the dark nooks and crannies of the store and made more comfortable reading corners. The change is so impactful, we're often asked if we remodeled! I'm also pretty thrilled that I haven't had to replace any light bulbs or bang on any fixtures since you guys have been here. It seems silly, but lighting this store used to be quite a chore."

  • Over 100 LED lamps installed
  • Estimated savings = over $2,000 annually
  • 21% of the project was covered by Energy Watch incentives
  • Payback period = 1.7 years

"Our new LED lighting has not disappointed. Brighter illumination of our frame shop is importatnt - our eye-wear needs quality lighting. Our customers and staff appreciate the upgrade, and even more important, we're using less energy. Thank you RCEA."

  • 40 LED lamps installed
  • Estimated savings = over $500 annually
  • Qualified for additional incentives making the shop a No-Cost project
  • Payback period = 0 years

"When we heard about RCEA, we were excited to see what they had to offer! By helping us switch our lighting, they helped us to be not only more cost effective, but help the environment too! As a restaurant that takes pride in serving our community and raising our own cattle, we greatly appreciate everything RCEA is doing for the community as well!”

  • 64 LED lamps installed
  • Estimated savings = over $428 annually
  • Qualified for additional incentives making the cafe a No-Cost project

"RCEA helped Kokatat convert all our factory lighting to LED. Even though we were replacing T8 fluorescents, it still reduced our energy consumption significantly, saving us money every day. Not only are we getting a great return on our investment, but we’re also contributing to city and county energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals. And it’s a better quality light to boot! With RCEA offering LED conversion assistance, there’s just no reason not to make the switch now.”

Results from the 3-phase project:

  • Over 800 LED lamps installed
  • Estimated savings = over $7,000 annually
  • 63% of the project was covered by Energy Watch incentives
  • Payback period = 0.9 years

"When I bought the businesses many years ago my energy bill was too high, I needed to lower it. RCEA has done several different upgrade projects since 2009 in the store and in the laundromat. We’re saving money, everything looks good. They’ve been easy to work with.”

  • 47 LED lamps installed
  • Estimated savings = over $2,380 annually
  • 44% of the project was covered by Energy Watch incentives
  • Payback period = 1.3 years

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