The University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs is receiving a rebate check for $46,230 after completing a substantial lighting efficiency upgrade project in late March. This retrofit was a component of a larger ESCO project to “green up” facilities. The lab upgraded to high performance linear bulbs and ballasts and replaced incandescent lighting with LEDs.This will result in an estimated energy savings of 101,333 kWhs annually!
OPALCO Energy Savings Specialist Elisa Howard will present the rebate check at 4pm on Friday, May 2nd to Lisa Graumlich, the Dean of the UW College of the Environment.The public is welcome to attend the presentation at the labs to learn more about this exciting project.
OPALCO’s rebate program is funded by Bonneville Power Administration to help incentivize energy efficiency upgrades in San Juan County. Since 10/1/13, the OPALCO Energy Savings staff has issued a total of $241,115 in rebate checks to members with a collective estimated annual kWh savings of 825,089.