The Benefits of Quality Lighting in Parking Garages Are Too Obvious to Ignore

They’re not the most glamorous piece of infrastructure, unlike the bridges, airports and schools that get most of the public and political attention. But their 24/7 operation and sheer volume make parking garages low hanging fruit for huge energy savings. While there is no official number of parking garages in the U.S., the International Parking Read more about The Benefits of Quality Lighting in Parking Garages Are Too Obvious to Ignore[…]

Regency Centers Saves 88% with LED Parking Lot Lighting Upgrade

Regency Centers is a national owner, operator, and developer of neighborhood and community shopping centers with over 300 properties throughout the United States. Regency Centers recently upgraded the parking lot lighting at Rona Plaza in Santa Ana, California. Rona Plaza is a grocery-anchored shopping center with 52,000 square-feet of gross lettable area and 250 parking Read more about Regency Centers Saves 88% with LED Parking Lot Lighting Upgrade[…]

Raising the Sustainability Bar

Following an assessment of the light bulbs used in their restaurants, The Cheesecake Factory completed a re-lamp in each restaurant by installing low wattage bulbs. This reduces their kilowatt usage by 2% to 3% each year based on a standard 10,000 square foot restaurant. In addition, they are upgrading their lighting to more energy efficient Read more about Raising the Sustainability Bar[…]

University of California San Francisco Saves 88% with Adaptive LED Parking Lot Lighting

In 2012, UC San Francisco launched a pilot demonstration of energy-efficient lighting on the top level of its two-tier parking garage at 2340 Post Street. That level of the parking structure had lacked lighting for some time, but a sharp increase in use prompted some calls expressing safety concerns. More light was clearly needed, but Read more about University of California San Francisco Saves 88% with Adaptive LED Parking Lot Lighting[…]

LED Replacement Fixtures Yield $135K Annual Savings and 1.3M Kilowatt Hours

One and Two Potomac Yard, both LEED Platinum certified for Existing Buildings, are well known in the Washington Metropolitan area for their sustainability and green building practices.  Property management and ownership, Cassidy Turley and USAA Real Estate respectively, continue to push for sustainability and energy reduction to reduce operating expenses and add value to the Read more about LED Replacement Fixtures Yield $135K Annual Savings and 1.3M Kilowatt Hours[…]

Investing in Their Future: Portland’s Purchase and Conversion of an LED Street Lighting System

The City of Portland, Oregon is midway through the process of converting its street lighting system from the previous generation high-pressure sodium (HPS) to modern light-emitting diode (LED) technology. In getting to this point, the City purchased a large portion of its street lighting system and encountered a range of issues among the stakeholders, some Read more about Investing in Their Future: Portland’s Purchase and Conversion of an LED Street Lighting System[…]

Prestigious Princeton Sees the LED Light

One of America’s most prestigious universities is in the middle of an ambitious LED replacement program – more than 100,000 fixtures.  Princeton University is implementing many different energy-mitigation projects on campus, and lighting was determined to be a strategy with one of the best overall paybacks. The university’s Energy Group is funding the program, which represents the Read more about Prestigious Princeton Sees the LED Light[…]

Case Study: Casino Parking Structures

The second largest gaming company in the world by revenue, MGM Resorts International (MGM) has recently installed energy efficient parking area lighting and controls at 65% of its U.S. facilities. With 20 U.S. facilities in NV, MI, and MS, MGM lighting projects have covered more than 8 million square feet of parking area. By replacing more Read more about Case Study: Casino Parking Structures[…]

Now is the Time to Upgrade to LED Lighting

If you are planning to upgrade your old, expensive lighting to highly efficient, low maintenance LED, you should consider purchasing it before the IRS Section 179 tax deduction expires at the end of the year. What is Section 179 and why is it important to you? The 2017 IRS Section 179 tax depreciation schedule is Read more about Now is the Time to Upgrade to LED Lighting[…]

Kimco Enhances Curb Appeal, Safety, Security and Shopping Activity with LED Lighting Upgrades

Kimco Realty Corporation’s large facility portfolio could be considered quite challenging to some organizations trying to reduce energy savings, but Kimco was able to provide upgrades to 160 sites across 25 states over 2 years. The 50-year old real estate investment trust based in New Hyde Park, New York was a 2014 Lighting Energy Efficiency Read more about Kimco Enhances Curb Appeal, Safety, Security and Shopping Activity with LED Lighting Upgrades[…]

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