Since 1958, LifeROOTS has served the needs of children and adults with developmental, physical, and behavioral disabilities. For adults, they provide day rehabilitation, job coaching, literacy development, and more. For children from birth to three years of age, they offer early childhood intervention screenings, support services for children and their parents, and therapy.
There are two buildings at their Albuquerque location that include a preschool classroom and playground, a sensory room, a learning lab, a new garden where seasonal vegetables and flowers are grown, and staff offices.
Like many non-profits, LifeROOTS operates on a tight budget. Money saved on overhead goes straight to the services they provide. That’s why they chose to upgrade the lighting in their buildings. Not only did they realize immediate savings on their electric bill, but they also saw an improvement in the quality of light in the building. To help pay for the upgrade, they were awarded a $5,000 Reduce Your Use grant from PNM and they also qualified for over $3,000 in PNM Quick Saver incentives. With these savings, LifeROOTS will realize payback on the project cost in less than one year.
We visited LifeROOTS last week to check up on what they think of their lighting upgrade, and here’s what they had to say.
You can learn more about LifeROOTS on their website at www.liferootsnm.org.