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Offering an "energy blueprint for the nation," Philips Lighting Company relighted an entire city block of businesses and apartments on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, CA. The participating PG&E customers will save a total estimated 85 MWh (megawatt-hours) in the first year of operation.
According to Philips Lighting, at California's new, 15 cents/kWh average rate, PG&E customers would realize $9500 energy savings. The new lighting system was developed after a comprehensive lighting energy audit conducted by Philips and Amtech Lighting Services.
Philips, Amtech, WESCO Distribution, and Earth Protection Services donated thousand of dollars in lamps, survey and installation time, luminaires, and disposal services to the project. The single block of Telegraph Avenue, adjacent to the University of California, Berkeley, includes bookstores, smoke shops, and other retailers, offices, cafes, and a small apartment building. It is representative of many smaller-city centers and business districts.
Francis Rubenstein, a lighting scientist from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, analyzed …