Two ways you can operate a more efficient grocery store
There are many options to consider that can increase the energy efficiency in your grocery store. Two of the most popular options are upgrading to LED lighting systems and installing doors on your medium temperature refrigerated cases. However, you may not know who can help you make these two improvements to your store.
At Energy Optimization, our team has been helping grocery stores and other businesses find the most effective ways to reduce their energy usage since 1995. In fact, we’ve helped our clients complete more than $750 million in energy optimization projects over the past 24 years. We’ve also helped our clients get significant utility rebates from the energy reductions they’ve made. All of our experience has taught us many lessons about improving energy efficiency. One of the lessons we’ve learned is that LED lighting system upgrades and medium temperature case door installations are two effective ways to raise the energy efficiency in grocery stores.
Two services we offer can increase your grocery store energy efficiency
Our team knows there is no single plan that always works to improve grocery store energy efficiency because each store has unique characteristics. However, there are two services we’ve used to help many grocery stores reduce their energy usage.
The first service that can help increase your store’s energy efficiency is LED lighting system retrofits. With this service, our team will target several aspects of your lighting system. First, we’ll evaluate your system control hardware and software and replace them with more efficient versions if necessary. Next, our team will install the latest high-efficiency light fixtures throughout your grocery store. Finally, we’ll use energy-efficient light emitting diode (LED) bulbs wherever possible. These three retrofits will work together to drastically decrease the amount of energy your lighting systems use. For example, one of our grocery store clients achieved a 70 percent increase in store light levels while also reducing energy usage by 40 percent after their retrofit.
Medium temperature case door installation is the second service we offer that can help reduce the energy usage of your store. Adding doors to these cases offers benefits that include keeping more cold air in the cases, reducing workload on case equipment and reducing the energy used by each case. However, adding doors isn’t the only action we’ll take as part of this service. We’ll also calculate new electrical load parameters for your cases and ensure that these new settings are implemented in your systems. In addition, our team will add compressor capacity load shedding capabilities to your medium temperature refrigerated cases. All these changes will help to dramatically reduce the amount of electricity being used by your medium temperature cases.
Are you ready to find out if these two services can increase the energy efficiency of your grocery store? No problem! Our Energy Optimization team is here to help you. You’ll just have to take one step to get our help.
Contact our team today for more information about our services or to schedule an initial appointment.