Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Headquarters

SETTING

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Arlington, VA

PROBLEM

Over the past 4 years the TSA developed an Energy Efficiency Project to make their 29-year-old 550,000 sq. ft. TSA Headquarters (HQ) Facility an Energy Star and LEED Silver Certified building as well as meet goals compliant with federal requirements for energy reduction in federal buildings.

SOLUTION

Noribachi partnered with Intelligent Energy Light and Power to deliver a complete LED retrofit solution. Part of the customized solution designed and installed by Intelligent Energy Light and Power featured LED retrofits for 6,300 interior fluorescent fixtures and 400 exterior high intensity discharge fixtures in the existing building as well as the installation of LED retrofits and occupancy sensors throughout the parking garage. The completed installation represents one of the largest LED retrofit projects of an existing building in the U.S.

The TSA is on track to save $550,000 in 2014 electrical expenses which exceeded forecasts given a low $.08/kWh government energy use rate. Plus, the cost avoidance in replacement lamps/ballast parts will be over $40,000 this year.

With continued energy initiatives, the TSA HQ was able to achieve an Energy Star rating, a LEED Silver rating and a “Green Innovation” Dept. Homeland Security Award.

Date: October 24, 2014