2RW provided professional engineering support to the Georgia Power Company for lighting efficiency upgrades at five sites in Georgia and Alabama. The work was done under the federal area-wide agreement held by prime contractor Georgia Power Company with the federal government. The lighting projects, funded using 2009 American Recovery and Redevelopment Act (ARRA) monies, were undertaken by GSA for the purposes of improving the quality of the lighted environment for GSA workers, improving lighting energy efficiency, and improving the value of GSA owned and managed properties.
2RW responsibilities included:
Due to the tight schedules imposed by the ARRA program, the first phase of the project – lighting audits, savings calculations, and conceptual design development – was completed in 45 calendar days. To meet this aggressive schedule, 2rw fielded five field crews to survey eight buildings (federal courthouses, federal office buildings and associated parking structures) with a total floor area of over 2.5 million square feet at five locations throughout GSA Region 4.
Based on the first phase results, 2RW engineers assisted with the final design of lighting upgrades at five buildings. Among the innovative strategies used to reduce lighting energy use were:
These projects, completed in 2012, represent approximately $4 million construction, and will save approximately $175,000 each year.
OWNER: Southern Company
TIMEFRAME: 2010 – 2012
SIZE: 2.5 million SF
COST: $2.5 million
ESTIMATED ENERGY SAVINGS: $175.000/year