The AAON Sustainability Report provides a glimpse of our commitment to uphold and continually improve our sustainability practices.
AAON is leading the company into a bright green future. Committed to providing a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and productive work environment, AAON has been replacing inefficient incandescent and fluorescent lighting with LED lighting fixtures.
New LED lighting is estimated to save the company around $343,000 in electricity a year, with an additional $50,000-100,000 savings from the lighting control system utilized with the LED fixtures. Not to mention the $440,000 in rebates AAON received from the local utility company PSO for its Tulsa facility.
Work Environment Benefits
LED lighting produces a brightly lit work environment, which studies have shown lead to a more stimulated productive worker. A well-lit work area is particularly important in a manufacturing facility, where safety is the number one concern. LED lighting puts out less heat, which not only reduces heat-related costs but makes the work environment cooler than incandescent lighting. It is important in a manufacturing facility, subjected to the heat of the outside environment, to limit any factors that can contribute to the temperature – a cooler work environment is a comfortable work environment.
The LED lighting fixtures have an estimated lifespan of 15 years! Fluorescent and metal halide fixtures have a much more limited lifespan, with bulbs needing to be replaced every two years and ballasts every four years.
AAON has joined Sustainable Tulsa in creating an AAON Scor3card and is creating more sustainable manufacturing processes throughout the company (Tulsa, Longview and Parkville). We also recognize that sustainability is both profitable and economical.
Learn more about AAON sustainability efforts here.