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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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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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