Duke’s Bryan Center Parking Garage will join two other campus garages this summer when it receives a sustainability upgrade with LED lighting.
Installation in the visitor garage off Science Drive begins this week and continues through Aug. 11. Work will occur from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, with installation taking place one level at a time. Contractors will block off parking spaces underneath light fixtures after 3 p.m. to begin work. Cars already in parking spots will not need to move.
Each of the garage’s 518 fluorescent and incandescent light fixtures will be fitted with LED lighting, which provides enhanced visibility and reduces Duke’s carbon footprint. The annual estimated energy cost savings will be over $40,000, according to recent studies by Facilities and Duke’s Parking and Transportation Services.
“We are excited at the opportunity to provide energy-efficient LED lighting in the Bryan Center Garage,” said Carl DePinto, director of Duke Parking and Transportation Services. “We’re creating a growing list of garages with LEDs across the University and Medical Center.”
New buildings on Duke’s campus have been constructed with LEDs for the past six years. Duke has replaced old traditional lights in 14 campus buildings – representing about 1.35 million square feet of building space – with more efficient LEDs.
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