We transitioned the stores from high wattage, high-bay metal halide fixtures (think old gymnasium lights) to more efficient, lower wattage fluorescent fixtures. It reduced our lighting energy usage by nearly half – the equivalent of removing more than 12,000 households from the grid. And it’s saving the company money.
This was a simple change that could be scaled across the chain, creating big results. It’s getting us much closer to our goal of reducing carbon emissions by 20 percent by 2020. And a bonus – the new lights create a brighter store environment – better for our employees and customers.
See the change for yourself.
Check out this time-lapse video of the recent lighting retrofit completed in Store 661 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi).