Belmont University recently replaced metal halide lighting fixtures and lamps in both the Curb Event Center Parking Garage and the North Garage with LED fixtures that will cut both energy use and utility costs for the university. The project was eligible for two grants from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Energy Rights Solution Business/Industry Program that helped to cover the initial costs of installing the technology. The grants cut the initial costs for switching the fixtures by approximately 25 percent.
The project took place over 90 days and required multiple visits and verifications by TVA representatives to ensure the replacements were meeting the required grant standards. The new bulb fixtures will require less than half the energy used by the previous fixtures. More than 680 fixtures were replaced in total.