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Case Study:

Canterbury School

Founded in 1915 Canterbury School is a college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12.

The School prides itself on creating a community based on its Five Values—Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Spirituality, and Self-Reliance—in which students and faculty forge lasting bonds and every student experience a broad and challenging program in a small school setting.

Incorporating Green Initiatives

Greenleaf Energy Solutions approached business manager Ted Bent about developing lighting and energy management solutions to reduce the school’s operating costs and improve the quality of light in several of its large indoor athletic spaces. One of the first buildings evaluated was the field house where there were over one hundred 400-watt high-pressure sodium fixtures. Greenleaf not only upgraded the lights from unflattering yellow coloring to energy efficient, clear daylight lamps but reduced the number of fixtures needed in half.

"The financial benefits will be felt very quickly."

- Ted Bent, Canterbury's Business Manager

A Full Service Provider

The installation of these energy efficient measures in the Field House alone will save an estimated 1,146,259 kWh over the fifteen-year life of the measures. That is equivalent to 856,912 pounds of coal not being burned, 154 cars removed from the road or 96 new homes provided with electricity.

Canterbury not only benefitted from a significant reduction in operating expenses, but the appearance of the field house and Pigott Arena has improved considerably. Furthermore, the project demonstrated the School's ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability by reducing emissions.

 

"The lighting retrofit project provided Canterbury these cost savings measures. We replaced old technology with new technology, provided improved lighting for our athletes, and cut energy consumption by as much as 75%. It's a win-win for everybody!"

- Kevin Siebrecht, President & CEO of Greenleaf Energy Solutions

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Mechanical Solutions

LED lighting is not the only way to save! At Greenleaf Energy Solutions, we make sure your facility is performing to the highest efficiency standards by looking at the mechanical equipment. Our mechanical solutions are designed to deliver cost-effective equipment replacement and optimization of controls to your facility.

Common solutions include:

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