Northwest Community Action works to improve the energy efficiency, comfort, and safety of homes for the families they serve through energy audits and weatherization services.
A recent LED lighting upgrade in their office in Badger, MN helped them reduce their own energy use and lead by example.
Serving families in need
Northwest Community Action is deeply involved with assisting their clients in efforts to become more self sufficient. One of the areas that they stress most heavily is energy conservation. They assist clients by performing energy audits and weatherizing their homes, as well as installing energy efficient furnaces and water heaters and making other housing repairs such as windows, and doors which promote energy conservation.
We preach the importance of energy conservation to our clients and this project allows us to lead by example. Our clients will see that we not only talk about the importance of energy conservation, but we also take steps to promote it within the agency. Beyond this, the energy savings realized will allow us to assist a greater number of clients.
Timothy Anacabe, Northwest Community Action
What improvements were made?
89 2x4 office fixtures changed from four T12 lamps totaling 192 watts per fixture to just 39 watts LED flat panels
4 2x2 office fixtures with T12s at 91 watts per fixture changed to 20 watt LED flat panels