Graybar Sets the Stage for Auditorium Lighting Retrofit

Haywood Community College Lighting Case Study

Graybar Sets the Stage for Auditorium Lighting Retrofit

When Haywood Community College needed to retrofit the theater lighting of the nearly 7,000 square-foot Charles Beall Auditorium on campus, the school turned to Graybar for help.

  • 80% energy reduction
  • $6,000 expected annual energy savings
  • Over $10,000 in utility incentives

THE SCHOOL

Haywood Community College in Clyde, N.C., offers more than 50 programs of study plus continuing education programs to more than 8,970 students. A resource for students of all ages, Haywood is a source of pride for the community, with its campus being used for a variety of activities such as weddings, picnics, graduations, meetings, dances, community theater productions and more.

THE CHALLENGE

Haywood Community College needed to retrofit the theater lighting of the nearly 7,000 squarefoot Charles Beall Auditorium on campus.

HOW GRAYBAR HELPED

Graybar performed a number of site visits and energy assessments before suggesting the new lighting system for the 6,978 square-foot auditorium. Keeping in mind the requested light levels needed for the various events held by the college and outside community users, Graybar proposed a solution that included new recessed LED products and a new control system. Despite the constraints of installing the new lighting system into an existing ceiling, Graybar’s solution was well within the college’s budget.

RESULTS

The project was completed in January 2014, and is expected to offer an 80 percent energy reduction, amounting to $6,000 in projected annual savings, utility incentives in excess of $10,000 and additional maintenance savings.

Haywood Community College is dedicated to making our campus as energy efficient as possible. Graybar and Haynes Electric made this a very rewarding experience for Haywood Community College.
 

Teresa Starrs
Associate Director of Campus Development