SF Energy Watch Success Story: Chloe Fine Arts Gallery

Chloe Fine Arts Gallery

Locally owned and operated, with over 23 years in gallery management, Chloe Fine Arts Gallery represents national and international fine artists while exploring the inter-relationship and influences between fine art from the 18th to 21st centuries.

Chloe Fine Arts Gallery located at 645 Beach Street was approached by a City representative during the SF Energy Watch Neighborhood Campaign. After learning about the Program, the management signed up for a free energy assessment.  Upon learning of their potential energy savings and the high incentives offered by the Program, Chloe Fine Arts Gallery decided to follow through on the recommendations, using  one of the  Program’s participating lighting contractors.

"Our customers are extremely impressed with our efforts to be green and in how the artwork appears with the new LED lighting. We were also impressed to see that our energy costs were reduced about half on the first PG&E bill after the retrofits were made!"

The Gallery replaced 120 dimmable 75-watt halogen PAR30s with 13-watt dimmable LED lights for artwork display. In addition, a total of 13 T12 linear fluorescents light fixtures with magnetic ballasts were upgraded with efficient T8 lamps with electronic ballasts, (eight fixtures were de-lamped from 3 lamps to 2). To maximize savings throughout the gallery, the incandescent exit signs were also upgraded with LEDs. Chloe Fine Arts Gallery is the first art gallery in San Francisco to install LED lighting through SF Energy Watch.

Benefits:

  • Significant energy and financial cost saving 
  • Improvement of the lighting on the artwork
  • Contribution to Chloe Fine Art’s  commitment to going green