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Car Dealer Lighting Drives Toward Energy Efficiency

Car Dealer Lighting

Auto dealerships consume on average more energy per square foot than a typical office building: using about 110 kBTU/sqft compared to prime office space at 93 kBTU (source: National Automobile Dealers Association). This can mean thousands of dollars in energy costs for the typical dealership each year.

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Analysis reveals businesses are saving with LED installations

LED Installations

Businesses and building owners can save money and energy costs by installing energy efficient lighting such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

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Shedd Aquarium improves energy efficiency

Shedd Aquarium in Chicago will become the first clean energy-powered aquarium in the country.

​The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago announced it would be improving its lighting in order to make the large and popular aquarium more energy efficient. Shedd will be the first clean energy-powered aquarium in the country. The lighting upgrade will save about 10 million kilowatt-hours annually, enough to power 750 houses.

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Tips for upgrading parking garage lighting

Parking garages can be safer with LED lighting.

Before starting a parking garage lighting project, there are several things to consider as this location is different from installing lights inside a building. Since lights stay on for a long time in parking lots, it is important to consider the efficiency of the light bulbs.

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Net Zero Energy Use Goal for Illinois Walgreens Store

Walgreens plans to open a net zero energy use store in Evanston, Illinois. The energy saving plans for the store will help to reduce its electricity usage by more than 40 percent with the help of the LED lighting. Engineers working with the company on the store’s development estimate the store will use 200,000 kilowatt hours per year of electricity and generate 256,000 kilowatt hours per year.

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Companies Join the Better Buildings Challenge

Companies recently joined the Better Building Challenge in an effort to reduce energy consumption.

It costs about $200 billion a year to light commercial buildings and approximately 30 percent of that energy is wasted. Companies and businesses who join the DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge must commit to a portfolio-wide energy savings goal of at least 20 percent by 2020, according to the challenge’s website.

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Furniture Company Upgrades to Energy Efficient Lighting

A furniture company installed energy efficient lighting upgrades to several retail stores.

Installing new lighting solutions can help businesses reduce their energy and maintenance costs. Upgrading to energy efficient lighting can also help reduce carbon emissions and help a company reduce its impact on the environment.

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Walmart finds success in lighting upgrades

Lighting upgrades in parking lots can help companies save money without compromising consumer safety.

Seventeen percent of the energy used at a commercial building goes to power lighting, and 18 percent of its carbon dioxide emissions, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Energy Data Book. Learn how businesses can reduce energy usage and save a significant amount of money.

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LED Lighting Helps Hotels Go Green

LED lighting helps hotels become more energy efficient.

Hotel lighting can be easily upgraded to contribute to the building’s energy efficiency. ​More hotels around the nation are realizing how simple it can be to cut down on electricity use by making some lighting changes. The type of lighting depends on the hotels needs and certain types may not be beneficial for all buildings.

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Duke University saves with street lighting upgrade

A project to upgrade Duke University street lights will cut the school’s energy usage by replacing outdoor light bulbs with new, energy efficient LEDs. According to Duke Today, the year-long project will involve the replacement of existing outdoor light bulbs with new, energy efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

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