03 Jan Platinum Energy Group Produces Lighting Upgrade for the First Presbyterian Church of Babylon
Platinum Energy Group has begun work on a lighting system upgrade for the First Presbyterian Church of Babylon, where it expects to reduce the church’s light-related energy consumption by 65-percent.
The project, which requires replacing over 200 fixtures throughout the church with energy-efficient lighting technologies, was awarded to Platinum Energy Group through LIPA’s Lighting Retrofit Program. As a LIPA-approved contractor, Platinum Energy Group was selected both for its history in the community and its experience with ecclesiastical facilities.
“Obviously the goal here was to save energy, but more specifically to provide a lighting solution that would preserve the church’s original atmosphere,” says Al Timmes, VP of Platinum Energy Group’s Lighting and Energy Conservation division. “Our objective was to provide the most appropriate lighting solution for this environment.”
Lead by Rev. Thomas D. Sutter, the church has already established a reputation for its progressive approach.
“As a product of the 60s, my experience has taught me not to be afraid of change,” says Rev. Sutter. “Just because something isn’t broken doesn’t mean it can’t be done better. God gave us the world. It’s our responsibility to take care of it.”
Rev. Sutter anticipates the money the church saves on energy costs can be applied toward funding its school and other community programs.
“The employees of Platinum Energy Group have been extremely cooperative and respectful throughout this entire process,” says Rev. Sutter. “In my opinion, Platinum Energy Group is top of the line.”