You may have noticed that Island Athletic Club has a new look, both inside and out: In May, the facility’s existing lighting was converted to LED bulb technology. All of the indoor spaces–from the lobby all the way back to the pool–are now lit by LED bulbs.

The same goes for our parking lot light poles and the bollards that line our exterior walkways. Where we once had orange-hued high pressure sodium bulbs, we now have bright, clear LED light.

This upgrade, which was made possible in part by rebates from Puget Sound Energy and the Bellingham-based nonprofit Sustainable Connections, will reduce the Athletic Club’s annual electricity usage (for lighting purposes) by an astounding 54 percent, or more than 31,000 kilowatt hours per year. That’s enough to power three homes for the entire year!

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