Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 02, 2012
Iowa Cold Storage, a premier provider of temperature-controlled warehousing, logistics, and transportation for food products in the Midwestern United States, is saving over $30,000 per year in total lighting costs after a LED lighting upgrade at their 200,000 square foot facility in Altoona, Iowa by SmartWatt Energy, an energy-efficiency firm specializing in the refrigerated and frozen warehouse industry.
Iowa Cold Storage is committed to providing their customers with convenient and reliable warehousing services, and is now focusing on reducing energy use, lowering energy costs and conserving environmental resources. SmartWatt Energy’s Chicago office staff performed a construction-grade energy audit of the facility, and then engineered an action plan to replace 328 metal halide lighting fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting. SmartWatt Energy chose LED fixtures for the project because of their superior performance in cold storage facilities.
The new energy efficient lighting will reduce lighting-related energy consumption by 71%, and has led to the equivalent reduction of 577,889 pounds of Carbon Dioxide from the environment. According to EPA estimates, this project will have the same effect on the environment as planting 85 acres of trees or removing 55 vehicles from the road each year.
ABOUT SMARTWATT ENERGY, INC.
SmartWatt Energy, Inc., is a leading nationwide provider of turnkey energy-efficiency solutions. We are dedicated to lowering businesses’ operational costs by implementing proven, cost effective energy-reduction strategies. SmartWatt Energy provides whole building energy assessments and implements lighting and mechanical upgrades to help commercial, industrial, government and utility customers meet their sustainability goals. Our energy-efficiency services include construction-grade energy audits, value-engineered designs, self-performed installations, utility incentive procurement, facilitation of EPAct 2005 tax deductions and maintenance support. For more information, visit http://www.smartwattinc.com.