Americold opts for LED lighting to save energy and costs

Ballston Lake, NY, US: SmartWatt Energy has completed LED lighting retrofits at Americold’s cold storage facilities in Rochelle, IL and Victorville, CA.

The Rochelle project produced higher quality light and reduced overall energy consumption by 78%, whereas the Victorville project reduced overall energy consumption by 88%. After performing comprehensive, value-engineered energy audits at eight Americold facilities, SmartWatt Energy will drastically reduce Americold’s energy usage through LED lighting retrofits, which in turn yield significant cost savings for the company.

“We are very happy with the quality and speed of the SmartWatt Energy team,” said Fred Walker, Americold’s vice president of engineering. “This is another example of how Americold’s sustainability program is having a positive impact on the environment.”

The Rochelle and Victorville energy savings projects have reduced greenhouse emissions and will have the same effect on the environment as planting 258 acres of trees, making these projects both financially smart and green, said Americold. SmartWatt Energy teams will be upgrading six more Americold facilities, all slated for completion by June 2011.

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