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CUSTOMER: Boys & Girls Club


The Entergy Arkansas Small Business Program helps customers like the Boys & Girls Club of Jacksonville, Ark. analyze their energy use, identify energy efficiency improvement projects and install cost-effective energy-saving measures. In an effort to achieve significant, long-term electricity savings, decision makers enlisted the help of the program team to explore potential savings opportunities.


After an on-site energy assessment, program representatives determined that to achieve maximum savings - while staying within the Boys & Girls Club's limited budget - the most viable solution would be a facility-wide lighting retrofit. With their sights set on savings, the staff worked with a local lighting contractor to replace all interior and exterior light fixtures and install occupancy sensors where needed. In the gym, metal halides were replaced with highly-efficient 6-lamp high bay fixtures; outside, 90 watt halogen bulbs were replaced with energy-saving 26 watt CFLs.


As shown above, the lighting upgrade resulted in significantly increased energy efficiency and an ROI that worked with the organization's budget. Most notably, the savings achieved are equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions avoided by recycling 10.6 tons of waste instead of sending it to the landfill, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

To learn more about the Small Business Program, contact the Energy Efficiency Solutions Center at 877-212-2420 or visit entergyarkansas.com/smallbusiness.


Annual kWh reduction: 40,124 kWh

Total fixtures replaced: 118

Estimated annual savings: $3,200

Total project incentive: $8,430

Payback period: 11 months