SmartWatt Energy Completes LED Lighting Retrofits, Saves Energy at Americold's Rochelle, IL and Victorville, CA Cold Storage Facilities

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The Rochelle project produced higher quality light and reduced overall energy consumption by 78%, whereas the Victorville project reduced overall energy consumption by 88%.

SmartWatt Energy is a national account provider of LED lighting retrofit solutions for cold storage facilities

Americold's Victorville, CA location reduced energy consumption 88% after SmartWatt Energy LED lighting retrofit

We are very happy with the quality and speed of the SmartWatt Energy team.

SmartWatt Energy, Inc. recently 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%.

Americold, the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, offers the most comprehensive temperature-controlled warehousing, transportation, and logistics solutions in the world. Americold is dedicated to the principles of sustainability, operating efficiently to minimize degradation or depletion of the resources of tomorrow.

Given SmartWatt Energy’s emphasis on preservation of the environment, Americold selected SmartWatt Energy as a partner in reducing energy consumption. 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.”

“From our inception, SmartWatt Energy’s goal has been to design energy-efficiency solutions that meet our customer’s needs. We’re not content to propose projects that simply save energy—we work to save energy, money and the environment,” said Chris Covell, President of SmartWatt Energy. “Partnering with Americold on this national accounts project has been a great opportunity, and we look forward to becoming their long-term energy-efficiency partner.”

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. Americold partnered with SmartWatt Energy’s Chicago office for the Rochelle project and SmartWatt Energy’s Sacramento office for the Victorville project. SmartWatt Energy teams will be upgrading six more Americold facilities, all slated for completion by June 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.

ABOUT AMERICOLD

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.

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