LED lighting has become fundamental in lighting design over the best few decades for its long life cycle and energy efficiency. Switching to LED lighting can give a building up to 85% reduction in electrical power use and carbon emissions.
In recent years, California State University, Sacramento, has been transitioning to energy efficient lighting and HVAC systems. With M. Neils electrical and lighting design, CSUS retro fitted their five-story academic hall, Mendocino Hall, with LED lighting and advanced controls. Mendocino hall was built in 1990 and houses classrooms, labs, and offices. The building’s new lighting controls seamlessly tie in with the Campus’ existing Automatic Demand Response (ADR) system and reduced lighting usage to nearly 50 percent below Title-24 benchmarks.
This project also received a 2017 Best Practices award for lighting design and retrofitting.
Completed: June 2017
Owner: California State University, Sacramento
- Electrical Engineering
- Lighting Design
- Lighting Controls