Energy-efficient lighting coming to two Bellevue parks buildings
July 22, 2010 · 3:44 PM
The Bellevue City Council on Monday, July 19 approved installation of energy-efficient lighting at the South Bellevue Community Center gymnasium and the Robinswood Tennis Center.
Funded with a portion of a federal $1.3 million energy efficiency block grant, the new fixtures won’t need long warm-up periods and will use considerably less energy. The lighting, which will cost a total of about $121,000, will also be outfitted with occupancy sensors so they shut off when no one is in the building.
With the new lighting, the South Bellevue Community Center’s annual electric bill is expected to drop by $5,258 while the tennis center’s drops by $15,633. The lights at both facilities will be replaced during their annual shut-down periods (late August for the SBCC and late December for the tennis center).