Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Saving 43% on Lighting Alone

Mike, our Maintenance Director, has been working diligently on a project he has been calling the Cut 90% Do More Project. These projects have the ultimate goal of cutting our energy costs by 90% which would free up significant funds for more "direct" ministry. I call it direct ministry here, because in reality, as we all know, you can't do ministry without heat, lights, running water, and other such necessities. That reality, though, is not stopping us from working to be more efficient and better stewards of what we have been given!

With that said, we want to celebrate a few of our volunteers who have given many hours and much expertise to camp in order to switch out all of our lighting ballasts. (Don't know what a ballast is? I didn't. It's a device intended to limit the amount of current in an electric circuit. A familiar and widely used example is the inductive ballast used in fluorescent lamps, to limit the current through the tube.)

This specific project was to switch all of the T12 ballasts on camp to T8 ballasts. This change alone will result in 43% savings on what we spend on lighting. We had a lot of people volunteering their time to help with project. Three that deserve special recognition are Arlie Lease, Jim Ramsey, Jack Arnold who led the task of switching out 162 ballasts and 356 bulbs!

Thank you!

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