PROJECT TYPE : Retrofit
BUILDING TYPE : Multifamily
LOCATION : Chicago, IL
MFG AGENT : KSA Lighting
DISTRIBUTOR : ConneXion
Located at 33 W. Ontario Street in Chicago and soaring 60 stories over the heart of River North is The Residences of Millennium Centre Condominium Association.
This prestigious property consists of 365 condominium units including 4 penthouses, 6 townhomes and 355 condominium units located on the 14th thorough 60th floors. Floors 2 through 8 contain public parking and floors 9 through 12 serve 340 deeded parking spaces. Just steps from Millennium Centre are exquisite restaurants, theater, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, shopping and the lakefront.
The discerning residents of Millennium Centre enjoy the best of Chicago living on a daily basis. To improve the quality of life for residents even further, the building engaged with TerraLUX for a retrofit lighting project in the elevator banks and along residential corridors.
Existing light fixtures delivered a polished and high-end aesthetic, but the lighting quality was less than desired. Hallways appeared shadowy, dark and aging. In addition to improving appearance, reducing energy and maintenance costs were a priority for the condo association.
Prior to the retrofit project, the 188 sconces in the elevator lobbies throughout the building were using 1-lamp, 13-Watt Fluorescent PL bulbs. An additional 321 wall sconces operated on 2-lamp, 13-Watt Fluorescent PL bulbs. The TerraLUX Linear LED Engine was identified as the ideal retrofit solution for both the elevator and hallway sconce fixtures. The lamps in the elevator lobby sconces were replaced with a 1-lamp, 4-inch Linear LED Engine with a diffuser and the hallway sconces were retrofitted with a 1-lamp, 8-inch Linear LED Engine. The TerraLUX products were the ideal choice for 33 W. Ontario because the condo association had no desire to replace the fixtures throughout the building a solution was simply needed that would improve lighting quality while reducing energy and maintenance costs.
The Residences of Millennium Centre Condominium Association has projected that the switchover to TerraLUX LED Engines from fluorescent lamps will result in annual savings of $8,256 in energy bills and $4,351 in maintenance costs. Additionally, total energy consumption in the building will be reduced by 82,564 kWh each year.
Aesthetically, the hallways and elevator banks throughout the building look like they received a fresh coat of paint and new carpeting, but in reality 830 fluorescent light bulbs were simply replaced with LEDs for improved lighting quality. The common areas for residents at 33 W. Ontario will now remain fresh and beautiful for years to come. And burnt out light bulbs will no longer being a nagging issue for maintenance.