Lighting Retrofit of Cancer Center Reduces Carbon Footprint by 74 Tons

NEW YORK — Manhattan-based Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center commissioned Seesmart Technologies Inc. to retrofit nearly 700 fixtures with LED tube lights, resulting in significant cost and energy savings, according to officials from the company.

Seesmart’s retrofit replaced nearly 700 fixtures at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. By switching from fluorescent T8s and T12s to Seesmart T8s in the facility’s parking garage, the hospital’s energy cost was reduced by almost 57 percent.

The center also slashed its energy consumption by 160,000 kWh annually, which allowed for the hospital to receive a $22,000 rebate from energy company Con Edison. The center anticipates a full return on its investment within two years.

“The return on investment for this project will come not just from the $2,500 per month in energy savings, but also from lower maintenance costs and less facility waste,” said Kenneth Ames, CEO of Seesmart Technologies.