Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.22
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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University of Alaska Anchorage
Tier2-3: LED Lighting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Paula Williams
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution use Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology in at least one lighting application? LED applications in exit signs and remote controls do not count for this credit.:

A brief description of the technology used:

UAA has been designated an LED University because we have been using LED technology for years in our Seawolf sign and the Alaska Flag display. Before using LEDs, the Seawolf sign used three circuits of power to light 750 seven-watt lamps. After switching to LEDs, the Seawolf sign now uses only one circuit of power and energy consumption dropped from approximately 4,800 to 1,800 watts for a 60% energy savings! For every hour the sign is turned on, UAA saves approximately 3,000 watts, 4.23 pounds of CO2, and 30¢. The Alaska Flag display savings are comparable to the Seawolf sign savings.

UAA also utilizes seven new LED street lamps in the University Lake Building parking lot. These will replace the 300-watt high pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures. These 104-watt LEDs have an energy savings of 65%!

The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available :
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