Parking garages and lots constitute an industry that generates at least $25 billion a year in gross revenue in the U.S. And with their many needs beyond just providing parking spaces for cars and other vehicles, like accessibility, safety and the ability to blend into surrounding environments, they present dynamic spaces where intelligent commercial lighting design can make a huge impact in a number of ways.
A car dealership’s lighting costs can be as much as 50 percent of its overall energy use. Lighting is responsible for 20 to 25 percent of overall U.S. energy consumption, with 50 percent of that coming from industrial and commercial lighting, as outlined by the Energy Efficient Lighting Association.
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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.
Lighting upgrades can help businesses and cities save significant amounts of money on energy usage as well as energy and maintenance costs. In New Jersey, more than 2,500 businesses and local governments participated in a program that offers financial incentives to those that upgrade to more efficient lighting
A number of cities around the nation are realizing the benefits of upgrading streetlights with more energy-efficient lights, and more are increasingly choosing to invest in light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Costs for LEDs have fallen by as much as 50 percent in the last two years, which has helped spark interest in the smart lighting solution.
The cost to upgrade to LED street lighting has fallen by nearly 50 percent in the global market over the last two years, and analysts expect the prices to continue to decrease. Technological improvements of LED street lights have also helped to garner attention and interest in the lighting solution.
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