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Claremont Unified School District wanted to upgrade lighting systems in two gymnasiums to reduce energy consumption and utility costs, while increasing the facilities’ lighting quality, and upgrade the functionality of the district’s gymnasiums. The district wanted to install an upgraded lighting system with intuitive controls, without having to do costly structural and infrastructure updates. Claremont School Gymnasiums

The district worked with FSC Lighting and partners to retrofit 16 inefficient fluorescent gymnasium fixtures with high efficiency LED lighting at El Roble Intermediate school. Lighting controls were blended into a manual and automatic fixture package, to provided improved lighting-level control and corner lighting sensors were installed to reduce usage when the space is unoccupied.

“… was a great improvement over previous controls at our Claremont High School and El Roble gyms. In both cases, the ability to adjust the sensors for energy savings when there are no occupants was improved, as was our ability to dim and turn off lights partially. Feedback from the physical education staff at both sites has been very positive. Overall, the end product at both gyms is tremendous and we could not be happier.” Dr. Jim Elsasser- Claremont Unified School District- Superintendent

The district secured funding from the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39), allowing the district to make the upgrades, without having to use capital funds. FSC helped the district make the operational changes needed to improve energy efficiency at its facility, while improving lighting levels and controlling future maintenance costs. Claremont USD will be able to enjoy the gymnasium as a multi-purpose room for all other activities while slashing energy usage from over 400 to 223 watts.

“FSC was happy to be able to partner with CUSD to come up with a solution for the gyms that made the spaces much more versatile than they were previously” says John Watkins, FSC Lighting’s President

To learn more about the Claremont Unified School District project, download the case study.

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