New LED Lighting at Park & Ride Lots
Chapel Hill Transit recently completed projects at the Eubanks Road and Southern Village Park and Ride lots to replace all of the surface parking lot lights with energy-efficient LED lighting (light-emitting diode). With energy utility rebates and reduced power needs, this project has an expected break-even point at 18 months, and a projected savings of more than $28,000 within the first five years. The new lights also increase visibility in the lots at night, improving the safety and security of our customers.
The Town of Chapel Hill is continually looking for opportunities to improve energy efficiency, which was one of the Town Council Goals adopted in 2016. The Town also focused on sustainability in its 2020 Themes, including Nurturing our Community and Community Prosperity and Engagement.
Other recent Town sustainability projects include the installation of two new electric vehicle charging stations at Homestead Aquatic Center and Town facility improvements projected to save $70,000 per year in utility costs.
To read more about the new electric vehicle charging stations, go to http://www.townofchapelhill.org/Home/Components/News/News/12315/22.
For more information regarding Town utility upgrades, go to https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/town-chapel-hill-investing-energy-efficiency