University of Hartford
University of Hartford: LED lighting and lighting controls upgrade
Established in 1957, the University of Hartford (UHart) is a private university of over 6,000 students in West Hartford, Connecticut. Its 350-acre main campus extends into neighboring Hartford and Bloomfield.
UHart has seen significant growth in the last two decades with the addition of its new residence hall, Hawk Hall, and the $34 million Integrated Science, Engineering, and Technology complex.
To keep up with the modern expectations of educational facilities and support its mission to become a future-facing institution, the University of Hartford committed resources to reduce its carbon footprint and encourage green solutions.
This initiative included a campus-wide lighting overhaul project, replacing old incandescent and fluorescent lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting.
UHart’s goals for this project included:
- Increasing energy savings while lowering the overall operating cost of the University
- Uncovering and maximizing available utility incentives
- Improving in-house understanding of new control systems for lighting
Some additional project constraints included:
- COVID protocols that limited accessibility to facilities at certain times of day
- A diverse mix of building sizes, types, and age
- Concerns over performing work on occupied buildings
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