The Village of East Rockaway, New York is going to save more than $2 million thanks to upgrades on 745 lighting fixtures that will be made by Johnson Controls. Beginning in early April, the company will replace existing high wattage, high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights throughout the Village with low-wattage LED fixtures.

The lighting upgrades—which will enhance illumination along city streets and provide savings—are just the latest in a series of infrastructure improvements Johnson Controls handles for the Village, as part of the energy performance contract. Other improvements include installing door weather stripping and pipe and valve insulation at their seven municipal buildings. 

Mayor Bruno Romano spoke highly of the partnership with Johnson Controls and their 18-year energy performance contract with the Village, “I am excited to report that all the projects included in the contract are funded without cost to our tax-payers by the energy savings they achieve—savings that are helping the Village lay a firm foundation for the future and meet our sustainability goals.”

The Village will receive a 32,000 rebate award for energy-efficient lighting and lighting controls from PSEG Long Island. Also, the improvements will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an amount equal to 700 barrels of oil consumption each year.