Wharton School of Business

Institutional Retrofit with Educational Impact

This project was implemented at John M. Hunstman Hall, which houses the Wharton School of Business, a world class educational facility at the University of Pennsylvania. The school was looking to replace existing lighting in all bathrooms with energy saving and cost effective lighting solutions, while maintaining the quality and aesthetics. Aelux was able to design a solution meeting all of their needs. The University of Pennsylvania experienced a dramatic reduction in lighting costs on this area alone.


Reduction in Lighting Costs

Months to Payback

Projected Annual Cost Savings

T8, Fluorescents

Original Fixtures

24 hrs/day, 7 days/wk

Operating Schedule

324,000 sq. ft.

Facility Size

T8 and LED Fixtures

Proposed Solutions

The Project

An Aelux comprehensive lighting audit found that the bathrooms were housing inefficient compact fluorescent and T8 fixtures. Aelux recommended a design solution that included energy efficient T8 lamps and LED architectural fixtures to maintain the aesthetics, while minimizing energy consumption, maintenance costs and improving light levels. Aelux secured a rebate that covered 6% of the project cost, saving the school close to $8,000 a year, while creating a showcase for students at the Wharton School of Business.

Environmental Results

60,637 kWh

Estimated Annual kWh Saved

GHG Reduction Equivalent to:

• Eliminating emissions from 10 cars

• Planting 1,395 trees