Contract Amount
Project Type
Lighting Retrofit
Project Owner
The Port Authority of NY and NJ
Cost Savings
$1,986,378 a year
Fixtures Replaced
Annaul KwH Reduced
12,443,631 a year
General Contractor
Electrical Contractor
Engineering Firm
D&B Engineering
Energy Firm

PANYNJ: Newark Airport Newark, New Jersey

Case Study
FSG Upgrades Lighting and Chillers at Newark Airport


Newark Liberty remains a major international and domestic hub, handling more than 35 million passengers and over 880,000 metric tons of cargo. FSG designed and installed retrofits and replacements of lighting in portions of all three terminals, all parking garages and parking lots, roadways, monorail stations, administrative buildings, fuel farms, and maintenance areas. FSG also replaced over 8,300 tons of chillers serving all three terminals. Work was done in four phases for both PSE&G and Honeywell.


Fluorescent and HID lighting throughout all the areas was updated to the latest LED technologies. FSG designed the lighting retrofit solutions using AGI32 computer modeling and then installed demos to ensure that light levels were met. All engineering was reviewed by an Engineer of Record. (415) 1000W HPS high mast fixtures were replaced with new LED high mast fixtures. In terminals A and B smart lighting systems were installed that included advanced lighting controls. Video cameras linked to the lighting system provide traffic analytics, vehicle dwell time and other information.


Replacing 8300 tons of inefficient chillers will reduce CO2 emissions by 3600 tons per year. Close to 10,000 pounds of CFC refrigerants were reclaimed while saving more than $750,000 in energy, and $100,000 of maintenance costs each year for the Port Authority. The change from HPS to LED on the overall terminal was profound. CRI increased dramatically from 22CRI to 80CRI, as the existing yellow light was updated to crisp white light. Likewise, lamp life increased by 400%, greatly reducing future maintenance.

FSG projects consistently deliver excellence for our  customers, for our employees, and for the communities we serve.

We see each project as an opportunity to embrace our mission and provide superior value through quality products, service, and support.

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