Project Spotlight: Merrimack Access Television
Background: Merrimack Access Television is a public access cable station serving the local community in Merrimack, NH.
The project was a complete renovation of the selectmen's 39'x39' meeting room. The Drop ceiling height was at 13' with no option for a pipe grid to use conventional fixtures. The Room was being used approximately 35-40 hours a week.
Solution: Jonathan Lipsy of Barbizon Light worked with the station management to determine an appropriate fixture package for their needs that fit within their drop ceiling, but also started a dialog with the local power utility to see if there were any energy efficiency incentives available.
From the local utility's custom incentive application (filled out by Barbizon), along with Jonathan's energy calculations, it was confirmed that Merrimack fulfilled the needed requirements to secure energy incentives. Due to Barbizon's previous experience in securing utility incentives, Merrimack was able to receive an incentive worth over 45% of their total lighting package and was able to cut their studio utility bills by almost 85%!
For more information on this project, or if you would like Barbizon to help you navigate the confusing waters of utility energy efficiency rebates, call your local Barbizon office at 866-502-2724.