SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – In an effort to enhance energy savings and bolster campus security, Evangel University has contracted with local lighting company Ozark LED & Electrical to convert all parking lot and pedestrian sidewalk lighting from metal halide bulbs to LED. Upgrades will begin mid-March and are expected to take three weeks to complete.
In total, 212 exterior light fixtures on Evangel’s campus will be outfitted with durable LED equipment. Housing for the new pole lighting is designed to minimize wind load requirements and will be completely sealed against moisture and environmental contaminates. These upgrades will provide an exponential increase in lighting efficacy and quality, further enhancing campus safety efforts.
The lighting conversion will provide close to $30,000 annually in energy savings and an additional $3,000 in annual maintenance savings.
“We are focused on being good stewards of our investments,” said Brian Hauff, director of facilities. “These lighting upgrades will conserve energy and frees up university funding for other important projects.”
This is one of a lengthy list of campus upgrades and improvements spearheaded by Evangel’s new president, Dr. Mike Rakes, whose first round of presidential initiatives includes enhancing the student experience on campus.
Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.