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[…]

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[…]

Walmart saves over 40% compared to traditional pulse-start metal halides

This report documents the first full parking lot installation of light-emitting diode (LED) products for Walmart, which was done at a Walmart Supercenter in Leavenworth, Kansas. For years, Walmart has explored alternatives to conventional (metal halide [MH] or high-pressure sodium) lighting technologies in its parking lots as a way to save energy, improve the environmental Read more about Walmart saves over 40% compared to traditional pulse-start metal halides[…]

Baystate Health – Bending the Cost Curve

Baystate Health’s (Baystate) ambition is for the health system to become the leader in helping create the most energy efficient, safe and effectively managed buildings in the health care industry. Baystate performed initial benchmarking and saw numerous opportunities to improve including redoing controls, replacing boilers and pumps, retrocommissioning, lighting upgrades, and mechanical upgrades. For example, Read more about Baystate Health – Bending the Cost Curve[…]

World’s Largest Auto Auction Saves Big With LED Lighting

With more than 40,000 parking spaces to light Cox Enterprises, owner of Manheim Pennsylvania Auto Auction, the world’s largest auto auction carries a sizable electric load. The lot achieved 50% outdoor lighting energy savings through a retrofit of outdoor lighting—totaling 1.8 million kWh in annual savings over the 13.5 million square foot facility. Read the Read more about World’s Largest Auto Auction Saves Big With LED Lighting[…]

Brighten and Tighten: VW dealership upgrades lights and looks

“It’s hard for a car dealership to be green,” says General Manager Jay Frank at Larry H. Miller Volkswagen in Lakewood, Colorado. “We keep the lights on inside and out almost all of the time but we knew we could be smarter about our energy use.” Frank had previously chosen compact fluorescent bulbs in his Read more about Brighten and Tighten: VW dealership upgrades lights and looks[…]