Richland County Health & Administration Building


The 255,000-square-foot Richland County administrative complex carries out the daily operations of the county, including taxation, planning, building inspections, finance, and information technology. The complex ensures the efficient running of the county’s services by providing these essential functions. 


Their lighting was extremely outdated, causing them to overwork their facilities management team and overspend on energy. Due to faulty outdoor lights, there were also safety concerns. To address these issues, they needed an affordable and energy-efficient solution to modernize their outdoor lighting.


A total of 2624 light fixtures were retrofitted, 68 parking lot fixtures were replaced, and 200 exit signs were replaced by HBT. To optimize energy savings, HBT installed a distributed lighting control system called nLight that incorporates occupancy sensors and time-of-day scheduling.


Overall energy consumption was reduced by 15% as a result of lighting retrofits and controls. Utility Energy Rebates were applied for on behalf of the customer by HBT, and more than $80,000 was awarded to Richland County.