Energy and Sustainability


According to the EPA, on average, America’s retail stores spend close to $20 billion for energy each year. A typical 50,000-square-foot retail building in the U.S. spends around $90,000 each year on energy costs. Energy-saving upgrades can directly improve your bottom line, enhance customer comfort and lead to increased sales as well as a “green” image. The long-term savings can quickly repay the minimal capital investment.

Sustainable Lighting for Retail Outlets
Here are just a few reasons to use energy efficient, long life lighting systems:

  • Sustainable operations consume fewer resources, which leads to lower operating expenses and higher net operating income (NOI)
  • New energy efficient lighting systems increase a property’s resale value.
  • Deliver more comfortable illumination, providing employees with the ability to select light levels that are suitable and comfortable for specific tasks.
  • Brand equity to be seen as a better neighbor. Taking a leadership role in improving your building’s environmental “footprint” demonstrates leadership and commitment to social responsibility and community benefit.
  • Incentives available to help offset the financial investment in new energy efficient systems.
    • Local utility incentive programs and state and federal tax incentive programs.
  • Allows the money saved on energy bills to pay for the new system.