Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a private health sciences university located in Philadelphia’s Center City, was facing several energy efficiency challenges. With 4.9 million square feet of space spread out across 13 buildings, its aging infrastructure was resulting in high maintenance costs and inefficiencies across the campus. As a teaching and research facility with a rapidly growing enrollment, the regional healthcare provider decided it was time to update their lighting assets.

Partnering with WESCO Lighting, an improvement plan was developed – beginning with an energy efficiency assessment and continuing through implementation.  

Once completed:

  •   60 fixtures were replaced with LED fixtures
  •   3,500 incandescent lamps were replaced with low-wattage LED alternatives
  •   More than 2,000 sensors were installed in areas with high operating hours and watt loads 

Working with WESCO’s lighting experts, the Hospital was able to improve the working environment for its staff and students; provide better light in laboratories, classrooms, medical offices, surgical suites, and patient rooms; and significantly reduce energy use and costs.