Bass Pro Shops partners with DMX for music, systems and messaging
Austin, Texas — DMX announced it is the new music, systems and messaging partner for Bass Pro Shops.
Bass Pro Shops is using a custom mix of country music that is delivered via the DMX ProFusion technology. DMX is also providing all the sound systems for each location and will enhance the listener experience with more speaker coverage with 46 additional speakers.
Another feature of this new partnership is in-store and on-hold messaging. Bass Pro Shops will produce their own commercials and load content via the myStudio delivery system, which will allow the retailer to manage and control its music and audio program themselves. MyStudio features include viewing and listening to music programs and audio messages, adding/removing, or blocking content.
“The music is a perfect fit and really provides a great experience for our customers,” said Larry Whiteley, manager of communications, Bass Pro Shops, which has 56 stores nationwide. “We love how the improved systems have enhanced the sound. In addition to the music, we are pleased to have in-store and on-hold messaging being provided through DMX, it’s great that we have the ability to produce and manage the content.”
Three Rite Aid stores earn Energy Star certification
Camp Hill, Pa. — Three Rite Aid stores have been awarded Energy Star certification for superior energy performance by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA awards the Energy Star certification to buildings that rank in the top 25% of similar buildings nationwide in terms of energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
The Rite Aid stores that have earned the certification are located in Enfield, Conn.; Merrimack, N.H.; and Cranston, R.I. Each store is 25% more energy efficient since undergoing an energy-reducing overhaul, which included upgrades to store lighting, HVAC and energy management systems.
The actions taken by Rite Aid to improve energy efficiency include:
- Replacing 120-watt fluorescent ceiling fixtures with lower-wattage lamps and high-efficiency, low-output ballasts, lowering each fixture’s wattage to about 90 watts;
- Upgrading fluorescent bulbs in the freezers and coolers to LED light bars that use less energy and generate less heat, resulting in less compressor run time to keep the refrigerators cool;
- Installing sensors that activate the store fans to run only when needed instead of continuously
- Replacing three air conditioning units with high-efficiency units that now use a refrigerant that is less harmful to the environment once it is disposed; and
- Programming store light timing so that fixtures are kept at half-power when the store is occupied but not serving customers and outdoor lights shut off 30 minutes after the store closes.
On the EPA’s Energy Star energy performance scale, a score of 50 represents average performance and a score of 75 or higher indicates top energy performance and qualifies a building for Energy Star certification. Each Rite Aid store earned a score 75.
Sears to compete in national Energy Star competition
Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears Holdings said its that Sears Grand in Cape Girardeau, Mo., has been selected to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings to help improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings and protect the environment.
Sears will battle it out against hundreds of other teams representing buildings across the country to work off the waste through improvements in energy efficiency with help from EPA’s Energy Star program.
"Sears is honored to be a part of the EPA’s Energy Star National Building Competition for the second consecutive year," said Michael Brown, director, environmental sustainability, Sears Holdings. "We are also excited to get the chance to improve upon our second-place finish in last year’s competition."
The 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition includes 245 teams from 26 different types of commercial buildings.
Competitors will measure and track their building’s monthly energy consumption using EPA’s Energy Star online energy tracking tool, Portfolio Manager, to make improvements to their building’s energy performance; and share their progress. Of the initial pool of 245 competitors, a small group of buildings will be selected as finalists in July. Among the finalists, the building that demonstrates the greatest percentage-based reduction in energy use intensity will be recognized as the winner on Nov. 2.
To try to reduce the amount of energy being used the Cape Girardeau Sears Grand store has taken or will take the following actions:
- Completed an interior lighting retrofit, which converted lighting from HID (high-intensity discharge) to more efficient fluorescent lighting.
- Completed an occupancy sensor installation through the building, which will keep lights off when not in use.
- Will maintain strict energy disciplines throughout the competition, having store employees treat the store as they do at their own homes by turning off lights when they leave the room and closing doors to keep cold winds out.