Toledo Public Schools
Focusing on energy optimization, Cree makes the grade with highly efficient lighting that provides rapid payback and long-term savings.
The TPS Maintenance and Operations Department supports 42 schools. As the Director of Maintenance and Operations, Quintin Reynolds is responsible for finding new ways to save energy. Mr. Reynolds along with key staff member, Ron Miller, and TPS’s energy consultant, Palmer Conservation Consulting, worked to save energy by replacing 2,553 outdoor metal halide and high pressure sodium lights with Cree® LED luminaires.
In addition, TPS wanted to turn the opportunity into a teachable moment for students by building an interactive energy dashboard providing real time energy usage data.
“We are conducting energy usage programs within five schools, enabling students to monitor energy usage in real time, learn how to optimize it and compete for the lowest energy efficiency,” said Miller.