Graybar PowerSmart® Helps Reduce Energy and Maintenance for Greenville Health Systems


Greenville Health System (GHS) is a public not-for-profit academic healthcare delivery system committed to medical excellence through clinical care, education and research.


After recent feedback from several electricians at the GHS Greer Medical Campus about the frequency of changing out the lamps in the boiler room, Graybar provided a solution. Graybar is a leading distributor of high-quality electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services.


Graybar had been meeting regularly with GHS for a number of months prior to the project. So when the boiler room lighting project came about, it didn’t take long for Graybar to provide a solution that would not only to meet the high heat levels and large equipment needs of the boiler room, but would also take into consideration the various needs of the maintenance staff.

Graybar proposed Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds IHB series high bay LED luminaires for light industrial areas. After reviewing the product specifications and layouts, GHS requested that Graybar work closely with their local contractor to submit the numbers and help coordinate and deliver the project materials.


The fixtures were installed in August 2015, and GHS expects a less than two month return on investment. Thanks to the upgrades, the expected annual energy usage for the boiler room was reduced from 105,960 kWh to 38,106 kWh. GHS expects to save approximately $34,394 in annual operating costs, with a 60% reduction in greenhouse gases.

“Healthcare is a demanding industry,” said Graybar Sales Representative Van Parker. “By listening to the customer’s needs, Graybar successfully eliminiated poor lighting while reducing maintenance costs – all within a strict operating budget.”

Pleased with the results of the project, GHS plans to continue working with Graybar on lighting upgrades.

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