Graybar Helps Reduce Energy Costs at Healthcare Facility

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As healthcare costs continue to rise, many facility owners are looking for ways to reduce energy usage and operating expenses.

When a healthcare provider in central California wanted to increase the energy efficiency of its medical offices, it turned to Graybar for a cost-effective solution. Graybar is a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management services.


The first step was to conduct an energy and environmental impact analysis on the four-story medical office building. This revealed opportunities to implement energy-saving lighting solutions through replacing fixtures and adding motion and occupancy sensors. The facility was spending approximately $66,663 annually on energy and maintenance costs. Lighting upgrades throughout the facility would help to reduce this number by 79 percent.

Graybar proposed a combination of solutions through Graybar PowerSmart®, which offers a variety of energy-efficient products and sustainable solutions to customers. The plan was to replace the existing 2x2, 2x4 and six-inch can lights with new LED fixtures and install motion and occupancy sensors in patient rooms, hallways and nurse workstations.


The project was completed in four months and included approximately 900 new fixtures. Additional savings were realized as a result of reduced air conditioning costs due to less heat being produced by the new lights.

Graybar assisted the healthcare provider with everything from fixture specification to logistical support through kitting and staging of materials.

The new fixtures are expected to run for 15 years without maintenance or replacement expenses, a vast improvement over the previous fixtures. In addition, the facility is expected to save 33 percent annually on energy costs with a projected energy savings of approximately $263,000 over a five-year period.

Enhance Your Healthcare Facility With Graybar PowerSmart® Solutions

Why Graybar PowerSmart?

Graybar PowerSmart is a complete offering of proven energy-saving solutions that can help facility owners reduce costs and meet environmental goals. At Graybar, we are committed to environmental sustainability, both in the way we run our business and in the solutions we provide our customers.

Graybar’s PowerSmart solutions include:

  • Lighting and Lighting Controls
  • Renewable Power
  • Building Automation and Controls
  • Power Systems
  • Data Centers
  • Security
  • Mobility/Wireless
  • Unified Communications
  • Audio/Video
  • Notification
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Services

Why a Lighting Renovation?

A lighting renovation not only reduces the energy and maintenance costs of a facility, but it also enhances the visual environment, improving the facility’s appearance for patients, caregivers and employees.

As healthcare costs continue to rise, healthcare facilities are constantly looking for ways to reduce operational and maintenance costs.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lighting can account for nearly 42 percent of electricity use in a hospital. By simply replacing existing light fixtures with more cost-effective lighting solutions, a facility can significantly reduce its operational and maintenance costs.

Graybar PowerSmart lighting solutions can help show you a better, brighter way to save energy and reduce costs.


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