SmartWatt Energy Completes LED Lighting Retrofit at Americold's Allentown, PA, Cold Storage Facility Resulting in Substantial Energy Savings

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The project produces higher quality light and reduces lighting-related energy consumption by 1,064,000 kWh--this is equivalent to saving CO2 emissions from 82,424 gallons of gasoline or the carbon sequestered by 18,852 tree seedlings grown for 10 years!

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An employee's working conditions at Americold's Allentown, PA temperature-controlled storage facility are improved through higher quality lighting.

SmartWatt Energy designs projects that save energy and money. The ability to reduce costs while reducing greenhouse emissions is one of the key reasons we chose SmartWatt Energy for multiple facilities nationwide.

SmartWatt Energy, Inc. recently completed a LED lighting retrofit at Americold’s temperature-controlled storage facility in Allentown, PA. The project produces higher quality light and reduces lighting-related energy consumption by 1,064,000 kWh—this is equivalent to saving CO2 emissions from 82,424 gallons of gasoline consumed or the carbon sequestered by 18,852 tree seedlings grown for 10 years!

Given SmartWatt Energy’s emphasis on preservation of the environment, Americold 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, 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 Americold to operate more efficiently--we’re happy to help it exceed its sustainability goals.”

“SmartWatt Energy designs projects that save energy and money,” said Fred Walker, Americold’s Vice President of Engineering. “The ability to reduce costs while reducing greenhouse emissions is one of the key reasons we chose SmartWatt Energy for multiple facilities nationwide.”

Americold partnered with SmartWatt Energy’s Wilkes-Barre, PA, office for the Allentown project. Earlier this month, SmartWatt Energy completed LED lighting retrofit projects at Americold’s Rochelle, IL, and Victorville, CA, facilities. SmartWatt Energy teams will be upgrading five 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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