A revitalized image with significant energy savings

Brookside Middle School

Sarasota County, Florida, USA

 

Dependable energy savings can prove valuable to a school district, both by reducing carbon footprint and shifting more budget to academic needs.

 

In the 2014-2015 school year Sarasota County School District spent 24 cents per square foot less on energy than the state average.

Philips Lighting Carlisle Area School District Office Application

When we saw the 

Philips EvoKit,

we knew that it stood out on its own. It was way more advanced than anything else we had seen. It gives the classroom a new look without painting any walls, or putting in a new carpet. EvoKit also features wireless programming technology that works with a smartphone-based app for further energy savings."

 

-Mike Siciliano,

Energy Manager, Sarasota County School District

EvoKit w/phone app
Sarasota classroom

Customer Challenge

 

When renovating and expanding the district's Lamberton and Wilson Middle Schools, both built in the late 1970s, they sought to configure spaces to optimize the student learning experience while also incorporating sustainable practices throughout.

Sarasota school library

Simple and fast installation

 

The school district's facilities department met with a variety of manufacturers and tested their products over a six-month period. Graybar Electric Sarasota, a local lighting electrical distributor with a strong track record and expertise with Philips EvoKit LED retrofit, introduced Philips Lighting to pitch the product.

 

Philips EvoKit also allowed for a simple and fast installation: each fixture  fit seamlessly into the same troffers as the school’s outdated fluorescents.

The Philips EvoKit LED retrofit


An energy efficient, easy to install solution to upgrade your fluorescent troffers to LED. Compatible with both standard and narrow T-grids, it is a simple retrofit that will improve the look of your ceiling. 

 

www.philips.com/evokit

 

Optimizing the

student’s learning experience

The Team

Sarasota County Schools,
Brookside Middle School

Client

NCN Electric

Electrical Contractor

Graybar Electric Sarasota

Electrical Distributor

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