Bringing Savings to Light

Commercial facilities have a particular interest in maintaining an appealing look, given their need to attract customers and grow the bottom line. For these reasons, engineering and maintenance managers in these facilities have gravitated toward lighting upgrades in recent years. And when done right, the benefits of lighting upgrades can go far beyond the walls of the facility in question. Consider the case of the Albuquerque (N.M.) Convention Center.

“The number of events skyrocketed after the east convention center and certainly after the west convention center were upgraded," says says Tony Gurule, energy and sustainability program manager for the city of Albuquerque. "They have had a huge impact on Albuquerque’s economy.”

Read the full story of the convention center's efforts and their results here.

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