2013 Winner: Shine a Light on Me
The greatest percentage reduction in building lighting energy consumption or lighting power density.
Who led the charge
Senior Account Manager, CeeLite Technologies
John Lalley is currently a Senior Account Manager for CeeLite Technologies. Formerly, he was the Senior Account Manager for Independence LED while he worked on the lighting retrofit for Davis & Warshow. As an expert in the Solid State Lighting industry, he has been responsible for national accounts and direct sales for Independence LED since 2010.
Davis & Warshow LED Retrofit, Maspeth, NY
Commercial Office Building - 209,000 sq. ft.
Independence LED worked with Davis & Warshow, an 87-year-old family-owned business and New York’s premier dealer of luxury kitchen and bath fixtures and plumbing materials, to design and execute a comprehensive energy strategy that’s both good for business and raises the bar on sustainability.
By converting its entire Queens distribution center from fluorescent tubes to LED lighting, Davis & Warshow achieved an astonishing 79% reduction in energy. The company now has claim to the largest single-facility LED tube installation with the most energy efficient lighting in watts per-square-foot in the U.S. to date. Additionally, with a rooftop solar array that produces more than the 200,000 annual kWh to power the lighting, it is the country’s first facility to achieve a net-zero cost of lighting.
David Finkel | COO, Davis & Warshow
Carrie Kaltwasser | Senior Account Manager, CeeLite Technologies; formerly, Senior Account Manager, Independence LED
Charlie Szoradi | Chairman and CEO, Independence LED