Home Furnishings Retailer Nationwide Lighting Retrofits
Reduce energy costs and carbon footprint by reducing the amount of energy needed to light several hundred retail stores and warehouse locations.
With expertise in managing lighting retrofits, USM helped our client achieve significant savings of $18 million in two years, with an overall reduction in energy spend of 25% annually.
Focusing on project delivery and timing, USM has enabled the client to achieve more than $1.8 million in construction rebates to date. Happily, they are expected to see between $6-8 million in annual ongoing energy savings.
USM developed an energy savings program jointly with the retailer and a fixture manufacturer. The program focused on all ceiling fixtures in specific areas only, primarily near racks and displays. We also upgraded outdated technology by installing motion detectors, new fluorescent fixtures, and lamps. USM even retrofitted employee areas to reduce unnecessary light and energy consumption.
Our client operates a chain of over 1,100 retail stores offering a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings, which include food, giftware, health and beauty care items, as well as infant and toddler merchandise, in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada.