CVRD Bings Creek

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) operates a popular recycle centre that was previously outfitted with dated, inefficient lighting technologies that did not provide sufficient nighttime illumination of the site. Shift Energy Group (Shift) was contracted by the CVRD to assess the savings opportunity, design a new high-efficiency LED lighting system and deliver a lighting upgrade that would not only save on monthly energy bills, but also eliminate maintenance costs and improve light output in key areas. Shift’s turn-key approach to lighting upgrades made it easy for the CVRD to achieve these goals.

Budget was an important factor in this project. Shift was able to identify the best product for the project and took into consideration product cost, efficiency and warranty. The existing 400W and 150W fixtures were replaced with highly efficient, long lasting 150W and 50W LED alternatives, reducing energy consumption by as much as 65 per cent. Shift strategically designed the new lighting layout to maximize efficiency and eliminate light spillage. Timers were also integrated into the system to further augment energy savings. The result was a savings of over $17,000 per year in operating costs, improved light levels and another small step to a sustainable future.

Shift matched the 5-year product warranty with a 5-year labour warranty, ensuring a worry free, turn-key project.

Key Project Statistics
Annual Energy Savings: $17,000+
Simple Payback: 4 years
10 Year ROI: 175%
KWh Saved Annually: 105,952
LED lighting upgrade Bings Creek Cowichan Valley