Berry Library Lighting Retrofit

Berry libraryAn ambitious lighting retrofit is currently underway that will replace more than 2,200 light fixtures throughout Berry Library and reduce lighting electricity consumption by 75%.

Key project elements include replacing old fluorescent lamps with new energy-efficient models (and using LED technology where possible), installing efficient dimming ballasts, and using a Lutron control system to ensure lighting levels are optimized for building occupancy.


Annual avoided energy cost: $96,800
Annual electrical savings: 880,000 kWh

Since the 2008 carbon reduction pledge, the College has successfully completed more than fifteen other major lighting retrofits and many more are under way.