Byron Center Schools Invests Energy Savings into Education with TOGGLED® Lighting
LED lighting upgrade helps save 1.2 million kWh and delivers better learning environment
Troy, Mich., April 27, 2016 – Byron Center Public Schools (BCPS), a K-12 Michigan school district located southwest of Grand Rapids serving over 3,800 students, recently completed an energy saving initiative with TOGGLED, a Michigan headquartered LED lighting company, and The Home Depot to replace fluorescent tubes with LED lighting at Byron Center High School.
In addition to significantly reducing lighting electricity costs and the school’s carbon footprint, Director of Facilities Doug Gallup was pleased to deliver a better learning environment. “The improved visual acuity is obvious to students and teachers, and aside from the dollar savings it just feels great to make teaching and learning easier and more effective”, said Gallup.
Consumers Energy, the local utility, has been assisting the BCPS with rebate programs including recently increased incentives for replacing linear fluorescents with LEDs. BCPS Chief Financial Officer Marc Faber has been especially pleased with the financial returns generated by energy-saving projects and notes that, “We have counted over 1.2 million kilowatt-hours of savings through our energy programs so far, and LED lighting from TOGGLED through our key partner The Home Depot is a substantial part of our energy efficiency efforts.”
TOGGLED supports large-scale energy efficient lighting initiatives by offering technical support to more than 1,900 U.S. Home Depot stores.
BCPS CFO Faber looks forward to more progress, saying that, “I know the collaboration of TOGGLED and The Home Depot will continue to equate to a “win-win” for the District.”
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TOGGLED® is a Michigan-based company and global manufacturer of commercial-grade LED lighting. TOGGLED products significantly lower electricity costs and deliver high-quality light in office settings, industrial environments and living spaces. Leveraging the design and engineering strength of its parent company, Altair, TOGGLED has expanded its intellectual property portfolio to become a leading patent holder in the LED lighting industry. TOGGLED products are available at The Home Depot®. To learn more or to become a TOGGLED licensee, visit www.toggled.com.
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 offices throughout 22 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.