Helping a School Get Control  Over Lighting Costs

Customer: Cambie Secondary School, Richmond, BC


Wesco Energy Solutions completed an interior and exterior lighting and  controls upgrade at Cambie Secondary School in Richmond, BC. The project was in partnership with BC Hydro’s Power Smart Program and focused on energy reduction initiatives. This complete lighting and controls upgrade required the removal of existing lighting fixtures, installation of new lighting fixtures, retrofitting existing lighting fixtures and installation of new lighting controls and associated electrical wiring. 


  • Total Annual Savings: 168,000kWh
  • Estimated Rebates: $29,361
  • First Year ROI: 3.9%
  • Annual Energy Reduction: 50.8%


The project required a building-wide lighting controls upgrade to replace  the obsolete full-way low voltage system. Wired and wireless solutions  were used to ensure the ability for scheduling, occupancy sensing and programming to best match each environment throughout the building including office spaces, classrooms, common areas and gymnasiums. 

A highlight of the project included installing custom task lighting with temperature control options in a computer lab equipped with 3D printers. We replaced existing fixtures with enabled LED luminaries throughout the building for optimum performance with the new controls system. Wesco  Energy Solutions team completed the upgrades on time working during  off-hours when school was not in session. Our team managed recycling of all fixtures and completed all required paperwork to be in compliance  with BC Hydro’s Power Smart Program. 

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