A five-county area in East Texas-Gregg, Harrison, Rusk, Smith and Upshur--has been designed for special emphasis in reducing ozone in the lower atmosphere. Northeast Texas Air Care, in cooperation with the TNRCC, has been organized to promote programs to reduce VOCs and/or NOx. For some time, new technologies for providing better and more efficient lighting in Building 1 were evaluated. As a result of this study, Texas Eastman is retrofitting the 2,589 light fixtures in the building. The four fluorescent lamps in the standard fixtures are being replaced by two T-8 lamps. The two mechanical ballasts are being replaced by one electronic ballast. New Silverlux reflectors provide added efficiency.
The project resulted in a decrease in power needed for Building 1 lighting of 1.4 million KWH per year. This reduction in electrical power from Southwest Electronic Power Company corresponds to a reduction in NOx emissions from SWEPCO of an estimated 16,000 pounds per year throughout their system.
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There was a cost savings of $64,000 per year as a result of the project.