Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
Colonial Laundromat, a family-owned chain of Laundromats in Central New York, is saving more than $54,234 per year after indoor fluorescent lighting upgrades at 23 of their facilities and outdoor LED pole lighting upgrades at 17 of their facilities. The lighting upgrades were performed by SmartWatt Energy via the National Grid Small Business Services Program, resulting in a National Grid rebate of more than $104,000 and interest-free financing for two years.
SmartWatt Energy conducted a complimentary energy analysis of all indoor and outdoor lighting and proposed a plan to replace Colonial Laundromat’s interior T-12 fluorescent lighting with a high-efficiency fluorescent lighting system and exterior Metal Halide pole lighting with a more efficient LED pole lighting system. According to National Grid, the entire project will have an average payback period of less than 22 months. In addition to substantial improvements in interior and exterior lighting quality, this energy savings project is estimated to have the same effect on the environment as planting 8,623 trees or recycling 117.2 tons of waste per year according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations.
SmartWatt Energy is the Administrator and Implementation Contractor for National Grid's Small Business Services Program in Central and Northern New York. The National Grid Small Business Services Program helps businesses, with an average peak demand of 100 kW or less per month, conduct energy-efficient upgrade measures. Through this program, National Grid will pay up to 70 percent of the installation costs and finance the remaining amount interest-free for up to 2 years.
ABOUT SMARTWATT ENERGY, INC.
SmartWatt Energy, Inc., is a leading nationwide provider of turnkey energy-efficiency solution for utilities, commercial and industrial customers. They are dedicated to lowering the operational costs of businesses through demand-side energy-reduction strategies and specialize in streamlining energy-efficiency projects for national accounts. SmartWatt Energy provides whole-building energy assessments and implements lighting retrofits, variable frequency drive upgrades, control system enhancements, HVAC upgrades and other measures. Their turnkey 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.