For large commercial buildings, manufacturing facilities, and enterprise-wide portfolios, lighting and sensor upgrades have the capacity to deliver one of the highest returns on investment out of all efficiency projects. Not only can a lighting retrofit result in energy savings of up to 65% on average, the enhanced lighting quality from modern fixtures delivers improved occupant comfort from glare reduction, the fixtures’ longer lifespan reduces maintenance costs, and the simple payback on the project is frequently achieved well within three years – and sometimes in a few as eighteen months.
However, not all upgrades are created equal. In order to help you get the most out of your efficiency project, we’ve compiled this list of ten costly mistakes to avoid when embarking on a lighting retrofit. Keeping these points in mind can help you get the highest possible return on your investment.