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Walmart Canada retrofits overhead sales floor lighting to LEDs for an estimated 28% energy savings

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — Walmart Canada has retrofitted all of the overhead sales floor lighting at its supercenter in Brampton, Ontario, from conventional fluorescent lighting to high efficiency LED 4-ft. retrofit lamps. The retailer estimates the change could save approximately 283,000 kilo-watt hours (kWh) per year, which will results in a savings of up to $26,000 per year.

"We’re very proud to be the first large Canadian retailer to fully convert sales floor lighting to LED for general illumination requirements," said Ken Farrell, VP store development for Walmart Canada. "This latest project represents just one of many steps Walmart Canada is taking to make our stores less energy intensive."

Completed by Canadian EcoLight LED Systems Corp., the retrofit involved changing close to 6,000 lamps from traditional 25-watt fluorescent high efficiency lamps to 18-watt LED lights, allowing the retailer to reduce energy usage for store lighting by 28%, thereby reducing the strain on the energy grid.

In addition to the direct savings from switching to LED lamps, the retailer will also benefit from reduced costs for air conditioning requirements, relamping, reballasting and recycling, and an improved shopping environment.

"Unlike traditional fluorescent lights, LED lights emit less heat, which allows us to reduce our air condition use at the store during the spring and summer," Farrell said. "The new lights also provide a better shopping environment for our customers. Customers shopping at the Brampton North location will notice the store appears much brighter and with lighting that is closer to natural daylight, almost as if we’d installed skylights around the store."

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P.Jones says:
Mar-26-2013 06:24 am

The new light could quickly find a home, especially in the millions of homes who want to switch to high-efficiency lighting source. - Michael Courouleau

P.Jones says:
Mar-26-2013 06:24 am

The new light could quickly find a home, especially in the millions of homes who want to switch to high-efficiency lighting source. - Michael Courouleau

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Mar-09-2013 01:37 pm

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Claire’s expands into China

BY Marianne Wilson

Chicago — Claire’s Stores Inc. announced the recent opening of the first Claire’s stores in China, in DaNing Life Hub in Shanghai. The company’s second China store will open on Dec. 7, in Grand Gateway Mall in Shanghai.

Claire’s has entered China on an owned and operated basis and has established a new division based in Shanghai.

“We are extremely excited to announce the opening of our first two China stores, and the establishment of our new China division in Shanghai. This opening extends our global reach to 39 countries,” said CEO Jim Fielding

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Sprouts Farmers Markets taps Verisae for improved operations and lowered facility costs

BY Marianne Wilson

Minneapolis — Sprouts Farmers Market has installed enterprise asset management software from Verisae to support the company’s aggressive growth strategy.

The grocery retailer, which recently acquired Sunflower Farmers Market, recently implemented core modules of the Verisae connected facility platform; enterprise asset management (EAM), enterprise refrigerant management (ERM) and enterprise asset purchasing (EAP) solutions.

“Sprouts has had a long, successful history of sustainability, from energy conservation to industry leading low refrigerant leak rates,” said Jerry Stutler, VP construction and facility engineering for Sprouts, which operates more than 140 supermarkets in eight southwestern state. “But we recognized, especially as we grow through acquisition, that we can do more to streamline our maintenance, energy and refrigerant management processes. Adopting Verisae’s platform was the logical next step, and it’s already producing results.”

With Verisae, Sprouts will aggregate and analyze data on the entire lifecycle of their assets including equipment procurement, parts and inventory tracking, remote monitoring of asset efficiency and management of third-party service contractors.

The software also will help Sprouts provide the foundation to create connected facilities that reduce operational costs and a more sustainable organization, and also to comply with the stringent EPA regulations, according to Verisae. The EPA requires every organization that uses refrigerants as part of its operation to be fully compliant with Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.

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