How Lighting Affects Productivity in the Workplace

Posted on 29 May 2018
How Lighting Affects Productivity in the Workplace

Philips Lighting recently completed research that indicates that quality of lighting in the workplace, dramatically effects the productivity of employees. The research found that light had significant impact on circadian rhythm.

Why is that important to workplace productivity?

Circadian rhythms have been shown to influence sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and digestion, stimulation, relaxation, body temperature, and other important bodily functions. Knowing this, are you confident that the effects your current lighting system has on your staff is optimal for performance?

Additionally, a link between lighting and decreased depression has been found. Proper lighting can improve employees' moods, energy levels, alertness and productivity.
The article Flick of a Switch: How Lighting Affects Productivity and Mood  by Molly Greenberg on Business.com, Greenberg references a study completed by the American Society of Interior Design that discovered a whopping 68% of employees complained about the lighting in their offices.

The studies don't just apply to office buildings. What about schools? Investing into a lighting retrofit for a school will not only cut energy costs for the school but could improve student productivity. Similarly, a restaurant with improved lighting can increase savings and positively influence the mood of staff and customers.  Republic Energy Services has worked with a wide variety of clients in different industries and has seen positive results not only financially for our clients, but also in their overall happiness with the result of their lighting retrofit.

To speak to a lighting expert from RES, contact us online or call 877-447-4907. We provide complimentary lighting audits to help you understand where you can reduce your carbon footprint and improve company morale.

Posted in: Office Lighting LED Lighting School Lighting Restaurant Lighting  

School District Converts to LED Lighting

Posted on 24 May 2018
School District Converts to LED Lighting

Carson City School District Saves $360,000 Annually from Energy Saving Project

Students at Empire Elementary School in Carson City, Nevada, created a 2-minute public service announcement on how staff and students can promote "green" actions at their school. Carson Now reports that the video was created as part of powerED a district-wide energy awareness program for students and staff members. The PSA will be recognized at the powerED and Project ReCharge Year-end Student Recognition event at the Nevada Governor's Mansion on Thursday, May 24th.

The goal of the video was to promote energy-awareness and savings to a broader audience to help the school district save money.

According to a U.S. Department of Energy report, money spent on maintaining a school's energy exceeds the money spent on salaries, supplies and books. Annually, schools spend more than $6 billion on energy alone. This cost could be reduced by 25% with better energy-saving initiatives.

In 2016, Carson City School District received an energy audit of 16 buildings. The audit resulted in a $6 million energy project that included LED lighting retrofits. Following the implementation of the energy performance initiatives, the District had improved energy and operational performance, as well as over $360,000 in total annual savings, and a utility cost savings of 16.1%.

Republic Energy Services completed an energy audit and lighting retrofit for Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada. The results were 73% savings in annual energy and a 29% ROI. Learn more about Bishop Gorman and other lighting projects by visiting our case studies page.

Read the full article on the Carson City School District and watch the PSA from Empire Elementary School here.

Posted in: LED Lighting School Lighting  






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