BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bluestone Energy Services, LLC, a leader in energy conservation engineering and project development services for a variety of sectors including industrial and retail, today announced that it has enabled Boston University to integrate energy efficiency into a premier athletic facility and continue to implement their energy efficiency plan.
The facility housing BU’s track and tennis teams recently underwent an LED lighting and advanced controls retrofit, designed and installed by Bluestone. Originally, the existing light levels were substandard and the outdated ballasts in the facility made a loud, noticeable sound in the building. BU was interested in designing a modern lighting system with the ability to dim as well as have advanced capabilities for control.
Bluestone Energy replaced existing 1000W and 400W metal halide fixtures with new GE Albeo™ LED fixtures and Daintree Wireless Advanced Controls. The lighting control system can schedule and dim the fixtures based on event schedules, occupancy, and daylight harvesting. Since the building is multi-use including events ranging from commencement to recreational and competitive sports, different lighting control schemes can be saved and scheduled for the various events.
The financial benefits of the project were substantial, as BU will achieve a total annual savings 770,000 kWh. Additionally, the project received a significant incentive from NSTAR, yielding a payback period of just over one year.
“Bluestone Energy was excited to collaborate on a sustainability project with one of the largest universities in Massachusetts,” said Sean Fuller, Vice President of Business Development, Bluestone Energy. “This retrofit not only helps to lower BU’s environmental impact, but it stands as an example to current, visiting, and future athletes who will train and compete in the Track and Tennis Center.”
About Bluestone Energy Services
Norwell, Massachusetts-based Bluestone Energy Services, LLC, a division of OpTerra Energy Group, provides professional engineering and project development services for utilities, retail and corporate clients. Bluestone is a leader in demand-side management (DSM) programs for large commercial and industrial organizations. Bluestone has secured millions of dollars in utility incentives for its clients by developing and implementing hundreds of HVAC, lighting and process energy-conservation projects. Bluestone has worked with a wide array of companies including American Airlines, Biogen Idec, Genesis Management Group and Stop & Shop Supermarket Company.
Additional information can be found at http://www.bluestoneenergy.com.