School campus facilities have a vast array of spaces that need to be safely illuminated for both students and staff. Many areas like parking garages, gyms, natatoriums, and main lobbies are lit 20 to 24 hours a day making increasing energy efficiency an important goal for facilities management. LED lighting gives you energy efficient lighting solutions that are virtually maintenance-free.
Extracurricular activities and school sports require early mornings and many late nights. Bright nighttime illumination for parking lots, building exteriors and sports fields is crucial for the safety of staff, students, and family members.
Lighting for Learning
Full-spectrum lighting for classrooms can improve visibility, safety, and wellbeing of students and teachers. The classroom is arguably the most important space for productivity and learning which makes it an important space for proper lighting illumination. Classroom and office spaces are recommended to have a CRI (Color Rendering Index) rating of 80 CRI or higher as well as CCT (Correlated Color Temperature) that correlates to the time of day. This can be achieved with Circadian lighting system solutions.
Existing schools can be retrofitted or upgraded to LED lighting in phases in order to avoid disruption to work and classes. The best time to upgrade is over the Summer when both students and teachers are off campus. Consider sectioning lighting upgrades into hallways, gyms/large spaces, parking lot/exterior building, and classroom wings.
Financing for Texas Schools
Upgrade your school’s lighting without any net out-of-pocket expense with the SECO Texas LoanSTAR Program.
The State Energy Conservation Office is partnering with Texas public K-12 schools and public institutions of higher education to reduce energy utility costs and maximize efficiency. The Texas LoanSTAR (Saving Taxes and Resources) Revolving Loan can finance your LED lighting upgrade that reduces energy costs or your facility.
Learn more about the SECO LoanSTAR Program here.