Going Green at BRAINS

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BRAINS is becoming more environmental savvy by reducing the energy needed to light our building six days a week, 14 hours a day! BRAINS opens its facilities to clients Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM in the evening. The facility is also open for clients on select Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (varies). That’s a lot of energy!

“Taking care of the environment is a responsibility that everyone should feel accountable for. Most of us are already aware of environmentally friendly processes such as recycling to minimise the amount of waste we produce and reduce our carbon footprint. However, a lot of people are unaware of new and upcoming technologies that we can use to help reduce carbon emissions. A good example of this is LED lighting, which provides many environmental advantages” (SEPCO, 2013).

Every single bulb in our building and parking lot is being replaced today. LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting. “Less energy use reduces the demand from power plants and decreases greenhouse gas emissions” (SEPCO, 2013).

Thank you to Meekhof Electric and First Companies for the coordination and support!

SEPCO. (2013, April 4). The Advantages of LED Lights for the Environment. Retrieved from