LIGHTING AUDIT HELPS FURNITURE WAREHOUSE ACHIEVE 72% LIGHTING ENERGY REDUCTION

A leading furniture wholesaler was looking for simple metal halide lamp replacements for its 140,000 square foot warehouse lighting in Southwest Atlanta.  Instead, it leveraged a comprehensive energy audit from CKRA lighting division to achieve better performance, reduced Co2 emissions and 72% lighting energy savings via a one-for-one High Bay LED fixture and lamp retrofit.

“The goal for the project was to deliver energy efficiency, meaning delivering the same (or more) services for less energy,” said Tim Jiang, CKRA Energy Solutions Specialist. “According to the EPA, warehouses on average use 37% of their energy consumption for lighting, so the potential savings on projects like this are very significant.”

As a first step, an CKRA Energy Solutions consultant walked through the entire facility to inventory all warehouse lighting.  He supplemented that with a detailed interview with the facilities manager to understand operating hours, loads, and to estimate what portion of utility electrical bills derived from lighting.  Data was captured on a proprietary software application via an ipad and uploaded to the cloud for a comprehensive lighting energy analysis.

Our CKRA light recommended high efficiency Aluminum 120 watt LED high bay fixtures to replace the existing 400 watt metal halide fixtures.  An LED payback report was delivered which outlined annual costs for lighting, cooling, and maintenance, as well as the time frame for ROI.  The benefits of the Georgia Power Rebate program for energy efficient lighting were introduced, and ultimately ALB Energy Solutions filed the $19,760 Georgia Power Commercial rebate paperwork also for the client.

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