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Fairbanks Energy Services: Company Completes Fully Incentivized Energy Efficiency Project at Global Real Estate Firm


Marlborough and Hingham, Mass. — June 21, 2016 — Fairbanks Energy Services, a full-service design/build energy conservation firm and developer of comprehensive commercial and industrial efficiency projects, announced the completion of an energy efficiency initiative at The Campus at Marlborough, a four-building Class A office complex located just west of Boston.

To achieve optimal financial and energy savings, Fairbanks Energy secured utility incentives as well as engineered and implemented an expansive LED lighting and advanced controls retrofit for The Campus at Marlborough.

In order to decrease energy use at the 532,000-square-foot Marlborough Campus, Fairbanks Energy Services began with the design of an efficiency plan. As part of the overhaul, engineers at FES replaced and retrofitted existing fluorescent fixtures with highly efficient LED fixtures with integrated controls. These intelligent LED fixtures each contain a built-in photocell and occupancy sensor, as well as wireless capabilities that allow fixtures to be grouped into zones.

Light levels are finely tuned to match IES standards by dimming down the high-end trim of each zone, which along with the automatic daylight harvesting, results in an additional 21 percent savings.  

As a result, energy use at the four building complex will decrease by 870,500 kWh annually, or the equivalent of 163 cars taken off the road, 96 households lit for a year, and the use of 1,749 barrels of imported oil.

To help maximize the Return On Investment (ROI) for the campus, efficiency engineers at Fairbanks Energy Services secured $340,767 in utility incentives as part of its financial package for the project. Even though the lights are only on during normal daytime business hours, the project has a payback of under 3.5 years, and the LED and integrated controls system has established a lighting structure that will last at least 20 years.  

The Campus at Marlborough has three interconnected office buildings and an amenity building that houses a cafeteria, health club, and conference facility, all spaces that demand a high level of energy and consequently, greater efficiency measures. The major tenants of the building, Hologic and Hewlett-Packard Company, will both benefit from the improvements. 

“Fairbanks Energy Services is proud to provide the tenants of the campus with a far-reaching retrofit that will greatly lower their overall environmental impact,” said Ross Fairbanks, COO, Fairbanks Energy Services. “With the experience and expertise of our engineering staff, we were able to design the best solution for the lighting infrastructure at the four building campus with no cost in the present and immense savings for the future.”

Fairbanks Energy Services is a full-service design/build energy conservation firm dedicated to providing cost-effective retrofit solutions. For more information, visit  


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