While LEDs are all the rage, a U.S. Dept. of Energy performance test found that fluorescent T8 tubes are twice as efficient as LED T8 lamps, which also cost 10 times more than their fluorescent rival.
Clear Energy provides solutions to a broad spectrum of customers across the United States and around the world. We help find money-saving answers to energy challenges that face commercial enterprises, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, not-for-profits, hospitals, educational institutions, national retail chains, public facilities, sport arenas, town halls, and airports.
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A four-year-old school building. You'd expect it to be lean and green with the most up-to-date energy technologies. But even recently constructed buildings can be made significantly more efficient. That's the case with Roger's Heritage High School, where Clear Energy's lighting retrofit is projected to reduce the school's electric bill for lighting by 30%.
With money in cash reserves earning less than one percent interest, Walton Arts Center COO Terri Trotter knew there had to be a better way to put the funds to work. So she contracted with Clear Energy to update the lighting and upgrade HVAC control systems. The results: Total projected savings of approximately $53,000 annually with a payback period of just 3.3 years.
More than 2,100 students, teachers, and staff bring Rogers High School to life during the school year, and the modern design makes the $23 million facility among the best in Arkansas. Even though the facility is relatively new, school officials realized there were opportunities to reduce electricity costs, so they called Clear Energy. By implementing a comprehensive lighting retrofit using Clear Energy's proprietary reflector system, the high school quietly is earning recognition for its efficiency as well as for producing scholars. And with the success of the retrofit at the high school, the Rogers School District has called on Clear Energy for similar work in its middle and elementary schools.
Housed in a former hospital building, the Center for Nonprofits is home to 40 agencies that provide health, education and human services to families throughout Northwest Arkansas. Clear Energy was asked to repurpose the 50-year-old building to lower energy consumption and reduce utility bills. As an added bonus, Clear Energy saved the client $300,000 through an innovative retrofit to the HVAC system.
Walk through The Jones Center for Families in Springdale, Ark., and you’ll likely find moms and dads splashing around in the indoor pool with their children, teen-agers playing basketball in the gym, and would-be Olympians practicing their moves on the ice rink. There are fitness and education classes for everyone from infants to their great grandparents. And there are a variety of events, from movies to bingo.
Keeping such a high-use facility open and inviting while also running it in a cost-efficient manner presents a constant challenge for The Jones Trust. So it brought in Clear Energy to create and implement a plan that provides the most bang for its energy buck. That way the center can focus more resources on its primary mission—families.
Intradeco Apparel wanted to upgrade the energy systems in its Miami facilities, so it called on Clear Energy to provide the evaluation, design, and installation of the improvements.
As part of Walmart’s Supplier Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP), Clear Energy worked with the von Drehle Corporation to design and install energy efficient lighting in facilities in Cordova, N.C. and Memphis, Tenn.
The University of Arkansas' commitment to energy efficiency attracted it to Clear Energy for help on a number of lighting projects that cut energy use and saved money across the 345-acre campus. With buildings in use that date back as far as 1875, the university wanted to incorporate the latest technologies in ways that preserved its history and established new foundations for its future.
Imagine using a two-lamp fixture to do the work of four lamps. That’s the big idea behind Clear Energy’s proprietary reflector system. A regional retailer asked Clear Energy to test our two-lamp reflector system against their recently retrofitted four-lamp system. The results: Our system delivered the same illumination with a 36% reduction in energy cost.
From a lighting and climate control perspective, libraries offer a unique set of challenges. Overhead lighting must be designed so the bottom shelf is as bright and shadowless as the top shelf. And in a room with tens of thousands of volumes, humidity control is critical to prevent damage to pages and book jackets. These were some of the issues Clear Energy faced when asked to correct long-running problems in the 19-year-old-Rogers Public Library.