Lighting Enhancements

Lighting Upgrades Saving Jarrell ISD $69K Annually
Posted on 11/30/2021
This is the image for the news article titled Lighting Upgrades Saving Jarrell ISD $69K AnnuallyJarrell ISD recently completed a comprehensive district-wide LED lighting project. The entire district now has LED lighting, creating a brighter lighting environment for students and staff on all of their campuses.

The project included 10,500 lights being upgraded from fluorescent to LED. Because of the energy savings realized by using LED lighting, the project will quickly pay for itself. In addition, the LED lighting will last five times longer than their traditional lighting applications, freeing up staff to tackle other items and save money on replacing lights. The annual energy cost savings is estimated at over $69,000 per year.

Jarrell ISD had a forward-thinking mindset when considering the needs of the community and school, as the lighting also provides brighter entrances and exits around the buildings and superior lighting in the parking lots, cafeteria, and agricultural sciences areas.

Jarrell ISD is also positively impacting the environment with the move to LED lighting. The environmental equivalent over the LED system’s useful life is equal to NOT emitting 17,235,319 pounds of CO2 emissions, or equal to NOT driving 29,534,060 miles in a car.

The project was completed by Aquila Environmental (“Aquila”), a Fort Worth based Lighting as a Service company that exclusively focuses on LED energy saving projects for K-12 entities in Texas and surrounding states. To that end, Aquila has executed identical projects for 40+ schools districts in Texas over the past 3 years. Aquila is a values based and purpose driven company that believes we are in the midst of a long term shift in rising energy costs and K-12 buildings being overutilized. Aquila’s project delivery typically eliminates lighting maintenance for 20+ years and instantly shaves 20-22% from a school’s electricity costs.
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