All Aboard for Energy Savings

Union Station’s satisfaction with the lighting upgrade extends beyond energy savings, operations cost savings, and reduction of carbon emissions.

This upgrade has really made our parking facility a much safer place…and clients cannot believe the difference it makes, even in the daytime.

Lajuana Jones, Senior Project Manager, USPG, LLC

More than 90,000 visitors pass through Union Station’s doors daily—many of them arriving by car. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the facility was expensive to operate because of high energy use. Poorly lit and unlit areas also raised safety concerns for customers and operations personnel alike.

The DCSEU offered incentives to Union Station Parking Garage (USPG), LLC for the replacement of 1,200 175-watt metal halide fixtures with high performance T8 linear fluorescent fixtures. The installation of this higher efficiency lighting will provide the Union Station Parking Garage with annual energy savings of 1,173,291 kWh, the equivalent of an annual reduction of 809 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.