Eastern Cherokee Cut Costs With LED’s

I found this story on the Cherokee One Feather website about how the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is working to improve energy efficiency in buildings and land owned by the tribe. They are using grant money from the Department of Energy and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation to conduct energy audits and upgrade HVAC systems and lighting. Among the improvements is an upgrade of light fixtures at the Oconaluftee Island Park. These lights are being converted from 250 watt lamps to 48 watt LED lights and one tribal building, the new EOC Building in Cherokee, has already been given an LEED Gold Certification rating. These upgrades will make tribal buildings and the reservation as sustainable as possible, reduce energy consumption and reduce costs for the tribe. You can make the exterior of your own property and buildings more sustainable and energy efficient by switching to LED lighting. Switch incandescent and halogen floodlights to equivalent PAR LED floodlights or replace older inefficient underwater lights with underwater LED dock lights. You will save money and help the environment.

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