Wilkes-Barre, PA (PRWEB) July 07, 2011
SmartWatt Energy, Inc. recently completed a LED lighting retrofit at VersaCold’s temperature-controlled storage facility in Gouldsboro, PA that resulted in a short, 13 month payback. The project produces higher quality light, will save $195,806 per year in lighting costs and will result in $67,308 per year in coincidence cooling savings.
Given SmartWatt Energy’s emphasis on value-engineered lighting design, VersaCold selected SmartWatt Energy as a partner in reducing energy consumption. “We pride ourselves on custom designing energy-efficiency solutions for our customers that not only save energy and optimize system performance, but provide a high return on investment as well,” said Tarek El-Gohary, vice president of East Coast Operations for SmartWatt Energy. “This project allows VersaCold to operate more efficiently.”
“SmartWatt Energy designs projects that save energy and money,” said Fred Walker, Americold/VersaCold’s vice president of Engineering. “The quick payback, combined with the reduction in greenhouse emissions are some of the key reasons we chose SmartWatt Energy for multiple facilities nationwide.”
VersaCold partnered with SmartWatt Energy’s Wilkes-Barre, PA office for the Gouldsboro project. Earlier this year, SmartWatt Energy completed LED lighting retrofit projects at Americold and VersaCold facilities in Rochelle, IL, Victorville, CA, Russellville, AR, City of Industries, CA, Allentown, PA and Fort Worth, TX. SmartWatt Energy teams will be upgrading an additional Americold/VersaCold facility by July 2011.
About SmartWatt Energy, INC.
SmartWatt Energy, Inc., is a leading nationwide provider of turnkey energy-efficiency solutions. SmartWatt Energy is dedicated to lowering businesses’ operational costs through demand-side energy-reduction strategies. SmartWatt Energy provides whole building energy assessments and implements lighting retrofits, variable-frequency drive upgrades and control system enhancements to help commercial, industrial, government and utility customers meet their sustainability goals. SmartWatt Energy’s 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.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Americold is the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry. Americold offers the most comprehensive temperature-controlled warehousing, transportation, and logistics solutions in the world. Americold owns and operates over 182 temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada with a total capacity of over 1.1 billion cubic feet of storage. Americold’s warehouses are an integral part of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to the end consumer.