Our major energy efficiency project summer 2017 was to upgrade existing lighting to high efficiency LED in a number of locations across the University. LED lighting uses up to 50% less electricity, boasts a much longer life-span and provides better light quality than most traditional lighting technologies.
Projects in the Health Science Centre, Engineering and Materials Science Centre, Conway Institute, Daedalus Building, Blackrock Campus, Computer Science Centre and the UCD James Joyce Library will result in electricity usage being cut by up to 25% in each of the buildings. This will lead to cost savings of approximately €200,000 per annum for the University.
We plan to extend the project to other buildings across the University in the coming years.
The graph below details the daily profile of the same day in October 2016 and October 2017, demonstrating the reduction in electricity usage that can be directly attributed to the LED upgrades.