Lee Metcalf and Justice Buildings Energy Improvements

Award: 2012 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Montana, Energy Category

The Lee Metcalf and Justice buildings lighting project transformed two existing building’s aging and inefficient lighting. The end result are energy efficient, well lit environments, resulting in lower energy consumption and better worker satisfaction, saving not only tax payer money but also helping to preserve the natural environment. Morrison-Maierle provided electrical engineering services and lighting design to the Department of Administration Architecture and Engineering Division.

By utilizing newer lamp technologies, it is possible to achieve higher light levels while consuming lower energy. In addition, newer fixture technologies provide more uniform, volumetric lighting to an area with these lamp technologies. These advances, coupled with the application of occupancy sensors located in private offices, meeting and conference rooms, and bathrooms, further reduce energy consumption by turning off lights in uninhabited areas.

Using all of these methods, Morrison-Maierle was able to provide a lighting design to meet the client’s goals for the project.

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