Located in Roseville, Michigan the school system encompasses: 1 high school, 2 middle schools and 7 elementary schools.
Roseville High School is the sole high school in the system with a population of approximately 1,919 kids. Roseville Community Schools are one of the most technologically sophisticated districts in Macomb County. With computers in every classroom, students and staff benefit from technology that is integrated into all aspects of the school program.
- Client Challenge:
Roseville Community Schools, having outdated lighting systems needed an overall updated lighting plan with a significant energy savings was required.
RTS performed an audit of over 15 school district buildings. RTS evaluated vast numbers of variables such as how the space will be used, amount of day-light, load potential, dimming, lamp color, initial cost, and cost to maintain moving forward.
- Lighting Solution:
This lighting upgrade was performed a lighting upgrade on over 850,000 sq. ft. The district had encountered problems maintaining their existing surface mounted fixtures. CAD drawings were made for the district and a new lighting layout was designed. The majority of work involved replacing all of the existing surface mounted fixtures with 2 lamp T8 lay-in fixtures and new ceilings. In addition, the emergency lighting system was upgraded along with all of the school gymnasiums and high school pool. Pulse start metal halide lamps were used in the pool and some gyms, while high impact fluorescent fixtures were used in other gyms.
- The Results:
In 1991 the district entered into a 10 year performance contract. At that time, the lighting system was upgraded to energy saver lamps and hybrid ballasts. Even so, the lighting kW and kWh were reduced 27% and 28% respectively. The new lighting layouts were designed to maintain IES standards throughout the district.