Postal Service Delivers Lighting Efficiency

The U.S. Postal Service’s San Diego Postal Distribution facility has achieved a 20 percent reduction in electrical consumption on its lighting systems utilizing Electric City’s EnergySaver technology. Rebates provided by San Diego Gas & Electric, coupled with savings from reduced consumption, are anticipated to generate a return on investment for the Postal Service within nine months.

Elk Grove, Illinois, San Diego, California – July 25, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The San Diego Postal Distribution Center completed installations of 11 EnergySaver units in their 1 million sq. ft. facility in mid-April. The EnergySavers have generated a 20 percent steady state energy savings on the facility’s lighting system, in addition to the savings they were already achieving from their daylight harvesting. “We’re extremely pleased that San Diego Gas & Electric has recognized the value of the EnergySaver and provided rebates for its installation at the San Diego Postal facility,” said Joe Barnes, general manager of Power Systems Technology, the Electric City distributor managing the Postal Service account. “Their ongoing support is helping to open the doors to many potential customers who are seeking to reduce their energy consumption and overhead.” “The EnergySaver has produced significant energy savings while maintaining the U.S. Postal Service’s rigorous lighting level requirements,” said John Mitola, Electric City CEO. “As we’ve shown with the Postal Service and marquee customers across the country, the EnergySaver reduces electrical consumption for lighting by 20 to 40 percent without costly retrofits of bulbs and ballasts to help organizations reduce their overall lighting costs. We believe the San Diego Postal Service EnergySaver program will serve as an example of cost-effective energy conservation technology for the entire postal service, as well as other organizations.” The San Diego Distribution Center is analyzing the installation of additional EnergySaver units at their facility. In addition, several other area postal facilities are reviewing the San Diego facility results and are evaluating the EnergySaver for use in their facilities.
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