Case Study | Westlake Tower



“Resound Energy did a great job on the LED lighting project. The garage and entrance ramps really look fantastic. It was a pleasure working with the Resound team and I look forward to more projects in the future.”

Solution Design

We start every engagement with a free facility walk through to generate a detailed cost benefit analysis and proposal which includes product spec sheets.

Utility Rebate Management

Our customers only pay net project cost after rebate. Utility rebate application services are provided by Resound staff to ensure correct rebate funding.


As a licensed general contractor, Resound provides product demo’s to illustrate light quality and output in addition to our comprehensive installation services.

Warranty Management

You will never have to change a light again for the term of the warranty. Product warrantees ranging from 3 to 7 years are managed by Resound staff.

Westlake Tower—LED From Garage to Top Floor Office Suite!

TWestlake-Towerhe Westlake Tower sits at the center of it all in Seattle. It is the southern end of the world famous monorail and shares a parking garage with one of downtown’s retail shopping destinations: the Westlake Center.

The property owned by TIAA Cref and managed by CBRE is currently going through a dramatic repositioning to become a premier office tower—with a secondary goal of being awarded EnergyStar certification.

CBRE turned to Resound Energy as its energy service partner to assess the facility and provide a plan to improve common area lighting. Resound Energy laid out a two stage plan for CBRE including a 560 fixture LED retrofit that Resound Energy completed in late 2012 and a lighting controls project that will be completed in early 2013. The projects will collectively save CBRE’s client TIAA Cref $61,000 annually.

Project Highlights

  • Garage-WLTOver 560 fixtures converted to LED
  • The entire garage, 2 levels with a retail loading dock, was converted to LED by replacing the 247 existing fluorescent fixtures
  • Resound Energy managed the utility rebate process throughout—from initial application to post installation verification

Measurable Results

  • $15,235 in annual electric savings with a payback of 2.0 years!
  • 63.2% of total costs covered by Seattle City Light rebate


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