We’re all very excited here at Boundary Bay Brewery because we’re finally changing over all of our lights our Tap Room to energy efficient LED lighting! Our Bistro lights were already LED spots, but we hadn’t found dimmable alternatives for our Tap Room that we were happy with. Until now!
We are actively participating in Bellingham’s Community Energy Challenge and this is just one step in our journey to continue becoming as sustainable as possible. We’ve been working with Martin Selch – the Commercial Conservations Specialist – and all the great folks at Sustainable Connections.
The Community Energy Challenge (a program of two local non-profit organizations: Sustainable Connections and the Opportunity Council) is working with more than 110 small businesses and has performed assessments at over 650 homes around Whatcom County to cut energy costs while reducing pollution. The program is paid by grants through the government and utility providers, so they aren’t trying to sell any specific product or equipment.
The CEC helps local homes and businesses save energy and money with personalized recommendations, connections to vetted local contractors, financial incentives, exclusive low-interest financing and quality assurance. The lighting replacement here at our brewery was thanks to a new addition to the CEC’s business program that provides free efficient lighting to qualifying businesses.
Best of all, these new LED lamps that we’re installing last over 10 years, are dimmable and use 80% less energy than the ones that were replaced! So, next time you’re in our Tap Room, look up and check out our brand new Endura bulbs by Phillips.