GREENVILLE, S.C. — Employees at Hubbell Lighting will be watching and cheering for Princeton University’s athletic teams now that the world-class L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium features its LED lighting.
As part of the Campus Wide Lighting Efficiency Upgrade Program designed to reduce carbon emissions, promote cost savings and limit waste, Princeton University’s Facilities Organization decided to convert more than 100,000 outdated lighting fixtures to more efficient LEDs in facilities across the campus. One of the largest and most visible initiatives in the program was the conversion of 839 lighting fixtures that illuminated the main floor of the 250,000 square feet world-class Jadwin Gym.
Television broadcasts, sustainability needs, a uniquely domed roof and a restricted installation schedule made the lighting retrofit challenging.
“The unique design and size of Jadwin Gymnasium presented University officials, its designers and specifiers with a significant, yet rewarding, challenge,” said Clayton Smith, director of business development at Hubbell Lighting. “Together we were able to develop a solution that enhanced the environment, met key energy saving criteria and achieved necessary standards for television, all while playing to the strengths of the facility without detracting from its uniqueness. We trust the players, coaches, staff, students, faculty and fans will all enjoy the new aesthetic of the facility and we hope the new lights bring plenty of luck to all the Tiger teams.”
By replacing the existing highbay fixtures, Princeton’s energy management team estimates energy savings of approximately 40 percent. Controls optimization should add an additional 20 to 40 percent energy savings. It is estimated the total return on the investment in the Jadwin Gym Lighting Upgrade to be less than six years.
“The experience from start to finish results in a win for Jadwin Gym,” said Aramark/Princeton Senior Project Manager Brian Robertson. “Whether it was meeting the demands for fixture aesthetics or complex controls options, Hubbell Lighting easily understood the mission of the Jadwin Gym Lighting Upgrade program and was able to accommodate our needs and provide a quality, custom product that is modern, reliable, architecturally-compliant, efficient and environmentally responsible. They were also able to meet our critical installation schedule by ramping up factory production to get fixtures delivered onsite prior to the 2015-16 basketball season. The new lighting system exceeds the expectations of the Athletics department. The players, coaches and staff have all commented on the improvement and how excited they are to play under the new lights. Hubbell Lighting was a true partner in this process and we look forward to playing under their lights this season and many seasons to come.”
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