Lighting upgrades save Pacific Realty Associates 11,600 kwh annually


Advantage Solutions’ office at the PacTrust Office Center, Tigard, Oregon.

With a property management portfolio of more than 250 buildings in the Portland metro area, Pacific Realty Associates is doing an energy efficient lighting upgrade nearly every day.

John Wiitala, Vice President, Pacific Realty Associates, looks for opportunities to upgrade facilities to new lighting technologies whenever he can. LEDs improve the aesthetics of office and warehouse spaces for tenants and save energy for both the landlord and tenant. Energy efficient lighting also keeps his maintenance and repair costs low, by minimizing staff time spent on light bulb replacement.

Advantage Solutions’ office at the PacTrust Office Center, Tigard, Oregon.

At a property in Tigard, an incoming tenant requested an energy-efficient lighting upgrade for their 10,000 square foot office space as one of their tenant improvements. Working with Johansen Electric and Platt Electric Supply, Wiitala’s team upgraded more than 100 outdated T8s and CFLs to newer LED fixtures. “Not only is the lighting improved, the new LED fixtures have a modern look and make the space more attractive.”

Energy Trust provided $6,100 in cash incentives toward the office renovation, which is saving an estimated $900 in annual energy costs.

To learn how lighting improvements can help your business save energy and cut costs, visit  https://www.energytrust.org/mybusiness/