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How a Non-Profit Organization Reduced Their Lighting Maintenance Cost by 91%

Republic Energy Services is proud to have partnered with Corbrook to help lower their operating costs. Corbrook is a community-based service organization that, for over 65 years, has helped people with physical and developmental disabilities and their families gain opportunities for meaningful work and personal development. Corbrook provides a variety of unique training opportunities, employment services and community activities that focus on increasing independence, building self-esteem and enjoying a higher quality of life. Their support helps persons with varying levels of abilities make informed decisions and personal choices that aid in achieving their goals. With the help of RES, Corbrook was able to lower their operating costs and increase their savings. These savings were reinvested into the community and Corbrook’s outstanding services like training. The results of Corbrook’s lighting retrofit were: 73% reduction in kWh consumption 91% reduction in annual lighting maintenance costs 33% ROI Each year Corbrook is saving

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What Will Justin Trudeau’s Carbon Tax Cost Canadians?

In an article posted on the Financial Post yesterday, a report to the Senate Standing Committee on Energy is referenced, where University of Calgary economics professor Jennifer Winter revealed the bottom line of the Trudeau Carbon Price. Provinces that will be hit the hardest are Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. Each household within the provinces will be taxed more than $1,000 of carbon tax per a year. The provinces with the lowest bills will be British Columbia, Quebec and Manitoba. Households will be taxed around $650. As stated in the article, these are not the “painless” costs the country was promised. In addition, many experts agree that carbon prices need to continue to increase to effectively lower emissions. See the full article on the Financial Post here. To speak to a lighting expert from RES Canada, contact us online or call 416-844-9366. We provide complimentary lighting audits to help you understand where you

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The Effects of Lighting on Workplace Productivity

In a study completed by Philips Lighting they found that quality of lighting in the workplace had a significant effect on employee productivity, specifically on circadian rhythm. Why is that important to workplace productivity? Circadian rhythms have been shown to influence sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and digestion, stimulation, relaxation, body temperature, and other important bodily functions. How can you ensure your current lighting system is designed for optimal employee performance? Likewise, proper lighting has been found to decrease depression, as well as improve employees’ moods, energy levels, alertness and productivity. The article Flick of a Switch: How Lighting Affects Productivity and Mood by Molly Greenberg on, Greenberg references a study completed by the American Society of Interior Design that discovered that 68% of employees complained about the lighting in their offices. Although these studies focus on employee productivity, it’s important to know that proper lighting can also affect your

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South Bruce Peninsula LED Lighting Retrofit

South Bruce Peninsula Estimated to Save $67,000 Annually by Switching to LED Lighting for Street Lights At a South Bruce Peninsula council meeting on May 1st, Manager of Financial Services, Karmen Krueger, announced that staff are looking to have an audit of their lighting. This would provide them with an inventory of what lighting needs the municipality has in order to move forward with their plan to convert street lights to LED lighting. The municipality has dedicated some time to converting lights, however, the plan is to get all lights converted to LED at the same time. Krueger states in a report to council that the largest financial benefit is an expected annual cost savings of approximately $67,000. The initial investment of $171,000 has a payback period of around two and a half years. The audit to understand the lighting inventory the municipality currently has, and needs is much like

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