LIGHT LEVELS BEFORE UPGRADES AREAAVERAGE (lux)UNDERLIT/OVERLIT Car Park45Overlit Fire Stairs112Overlit Lift Lobby185Overlit Ground Floor242Overlit Apt. Corridors38Overlit
SUSTAINABILTY INITIATIVES TO DATE November 2010 Installed Power Factor Correction Equipment August 2011– Approval for LED Upgrades at Annual General Meeting September 2011 –156 Fluoro Lights in Fire Stairs converted to 82 LED multi function sensor lights November 2011 – Converted 262 x 35w Halogen down lights to 7w LED globes on residential levels, gym, pool and lobbies February 2012– Converted 307 Fluoro Lights in Car Park from T8 to T5 Eco Savers Kits June 2012 Completed LED Upgrade July 2012 Adjusted Variable Speed Controllers - TOU March/April 2013 Installed 4 new Hydraulic Water Pumps Sets
CONVERSION COST/ENERGY SAVING CERTIFICATES Fire Stairs Multi Function LED Project Cost = $28,750.00 Generated 858 ESCs = $18,000 Net Cost = $10,750.00 LED LIGHTS IN COMMON AREAS Project Cost = $9,633.00 (Not eligible for ESCs however power savings significant) T8-T5 CAR PARK CONVERSIONS Project Cost = $8,018.00 ESC Rebate = $4,650.00 Net Cost $3,330 Total Project Cost After ESCs = $23,713
What is Power Factor Correction? Power Factor is the ratio of useful power to total power consumed. In simple words Power Factor is a measure of how efficiently electrical power is consumed. The ideal Power Factor is unity - or one. Anything less than one, (or 100% efficiency), means that extra power is required to run equipment and a significant amount of wastage occurs.
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