Virginia Mason Teams with Resound Energy for Lighting Upgrade

Virginia Mason Medical Center is one of America’s leading medical centers. In addition to their primary hospital in Seattle, VMMC provides care throughout the Puget Sound Region through their network of clinics.

Resound Energy and VMMC started working together in mid-2012 with the goal of identifying opportunities at the Federal Way clinic to improve lighting efficiency and quality. Resound developed and implemented a project for VMMC that removed nearly 2,000 T12 lamps from service!

In doing so, Resound installed high-efficiency T8s in the clinic offices and
exam rooms which instantly provided uniform lighting conditions throughout all patient areas. Furthermore, LEDs were used to replace existing T12s in utility/engineering spaces as well as in the soffits that provide uplighting in the main atrium running the length of the ceiling of the clinic—creating an efficient, clean and dramatic look.

“There is a significant difference in both the quantity and quality of lighting. The soffits where the LEDs were installed look as if they had been freshly painted!”

— Don Larson, Director Engineering, CHFM

Project Highlights

  • Over 650 T12 fixtures converted to high-efficiency T8 lamp and ballast
  • 124 fluorescent linear fixtures and 160 exit signs converted to LED
  • The work was completed at night to minimize staff and patient impact
  • Resound Energy managed the utility rebate process throughout—
    from initial application to post-installation verification

Measurable Results

  • $15,098 in annual electric savings with a payback of 2.7 years!
  • 62.2% of total costs covered by Puget Sound Energy rebate
  • All work was completed on time and within budget
Exterior of Virginia Mason Hospital at night
Our Steps For Project Success

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.

Implementation

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

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.

Warranty Management

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

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