Home Furnishings Retailer
Lighting Retrofits VARIOUS LOCATIONS, NATIONWIDE

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CLIENT OBJECTIVES

The client’s objective for this lighting retrofit project was to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and overall energy costs by decreasing the amount of energy needed to light several hundred retail stores and warehouse locations.

VALUE DELIVERED

With expertise in managing lighting retrofits, we helped the client achieve significant savings of $18 million in two years, with an overall reduction in energy spend of 25% annually.

Focusing on project delivery and timing, we enabled the client to achieve more than $1.8 million in construction rebates to date. The client is expected to see between $6-8 million in annual ongoing energy savings.

SOLUTIONS

Collaborating with both the retailer and the lighting fixture manufacturer, we developed a customized energy-savings program. The program focused on ceiling fixtures in specific areas only, primarily near racks and displays. We also upgraded outdated technology by installing motion detectors, new fluorescent fixtures, and lamps, and we retrofitted employee areas to reduce unnecessary lighting and energy consumption.

BACKGROUND

Our client operates a chain of over 1,100 retail stores offering a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings, which include food, giftware, and health and beauty care items. The client has locations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada.