The Sustainability Challenge In Business and How to Get Buy In

We’ve all heard the saying that consumer would prefer to buy than be sold to, right? Well, after doing some reading and research, it turns out that “selling” sustainability is no different. Continue reading “The Sustainability Challenge In Business and How to Get Buy In”

Energywise LED Lighting Improves Tennessee Burger King Facelift

Ten-year operational cost savings projected to exceed $180,000

Client: Magic Restaurants (a Franchisee of Burger King)
Project Name: Burger King Store #11088
Location: Lewisburg, Tennessee
Building Details: Approximately 2,500 sq. ft. Quick Serve Restaurant Building
EnergyWise Products & Services:

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EnergyWise LED Lighting Savings Analysis

To combat the rising costs of electricity and minimize the headaches associated with frequent bulb and fixture replacements, Magic Restaurants made the decision to implement energy efficient EnergyWise LED lighting in an existing Burger King Restaurant scheduled for a 2020 remodel. The 10-year savings projections on electric and maintenance costs for the project are in excess of $180,000.

EnergyWise LED Lighting - BK11088 Savings Chart
Burger King #11088 Savings Chart

After speaking with several other Burger King Franchisees who had successfully made the transition to incorporate EnergyWise LED lighting, Magic Restaurants owners Constantine Vrailas and George Vrailas decided to make the conversion. Burger King Store #11088  presented a wonderful opportunity to update old T12 fluorescent fixtures on the interior of the restaurant, and many high-wattage fixtures on the building and in the parking lot. Many of these sold fixtures required regular maintenance and attention that impacted operations and finances.

EnergyWise Helps Procure Utility Rebates

To make the transition easier, EnergyWise provided its Utility Rebate Procurement Services to secure a commitment from TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) for a rebate under its Energy Right Solutions Program. This incentive rebate is expected to pay for approximately 60% of the cost of the EnergyWise LED lighting products installed in the restaurant.

Burger King Store #11088 is now the most energy efficient of Magic Restaurant’s stores, and one of the most energy efficient quick service restaurants in the U.S. While incorporating energy efficiency measures into the new Burger King helps Magic Restaurants reach its’ financial savings goals, it also helps to further emphasize their vision for sustainability.

Energy Efficient EnergyWise LED Lighting Products Incorporated

Interior LED Lighting

  • Standard Fluorescent 2×4 Recessed Fixtures With 34W Fluorescent Tubes Retrofitted with 18W EnergyWise LED Tubes
  • Hanging Pendant Fixtures With 65W Incandescent Bulbs had 6W EnergyWise LED  Bulbs Installed

Exterior LED Lighting

  • Metal Halide 1000W Fixtures Were Replaced by 245W EnergyWise LED Area Lights
  • Metal Halide 150W Wall Pack Fixture was Replaced by a 35W EnergyWise LED Wall Pack
  • Metal Halide 150W Soffit Fixtures were Replaced by a 36W EnergyWise LED Soffit/Canopy Lights

The EnergyWise LED lighting will achieve greater than 70% electric savings over the standard fixtures and bulbs that were originally specified in the plans. The interior and exterior of the store will enjoy much better lighting, providing an inviting and secure environment for Burger Kings’ Lewisburg, Tennessee patrons to visit and enjoy a Whopper and fries.

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EnergyWise LED Lighting a Whopper of Savings for New Tennessee Burger King

Ten-year operational cost savings projected to exceed $155,000

Client: Supreme Foods (a Franchisee of Burger King)
Project Name: Burger King Store #19097
Location: Clarksville, Tennessee
Building Details: Approximately 3,200 sq. ft. Quick Serve Restaurant Building
EnergyWise Products & Services:
  • EnergyWise Lighting Design Services
  • EnergyWise LED Interior Lighting
  • EnergyWise LED Exterior Lighting

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EnergyWise LED Lighting Savings Analysis

To combat the rising costs of electricity and minimize the headaches associated with frequent bulb and fixture replacements, Kevin Newell of Supreme Foods chose to implement energy efficient EnergyWise LED lighting in his newest Burger King Restaurant. The 10-year savings projections for the project are in excess of $155,000 on electric and maintenance costs.

EnergyWise LED Lighting - BK19097 Savings Chart
Burger King 19097 Savings Chart

“I wasn’t familiar with LED lighting until approached in late 2012 by Scott Van Kerkhove of EnergyWise. We were finishing the plans for this new Burger King, and after sitting down with my contractor, JR Construction, I couldn’t find a good reason to pass up the opportunity to try out the EnergyWise LED Lighting on this new store. The additional costs were a small fraction of my total project cost, and will be recouped within the first 12 months from electrical cost savings,” said Newell. “Because I was unfamiliar with the light created by the LEDs, I didn’t quite know what to expect . A week after my store opened, I was sitting inside the store and forgot that we had installed LED lighting…the light created by the bulbs and fixtures looked similar to my other stores, which was great.”

EnergyWise LED Lighting Makes Store 19097 #1

Burger King Store #19097 is the latest and most energy efficient of Supreme Foods’ stores, and one of the most energy efficient quick service restaurants in the U.S. While incorporating energy efficiency measures into the new Burger King helps Supreme Foods reach its’ financial savings goals, it also helps to further emphasize the vision for sustainability that became a priority in early 2013.

Energy Efficient EnergyWise LED Lighting Products Incorporated

Interior LED Lighting

  • Standard Fluorescent 2×4 Recessed Fixtures With 34W Fluorescent Tubes Retrofitted with 18W EnergyWise LED Tubes
  • Hanging Pendant Fixtures With 65W Incandescent Bulbs had 6W EnergyWise LED  Bulbs Installed

Exterior LED Lighting

  • Metal Halide 1000W Fixtures Were Replaced by 220W EnergyWise LED Area Lights
  • Metal Halide 150W Wall Pack Fixture was Replaced by a 35W EnergyWise LED Wall Pack

The EnergyWise LED lighting will achieve greater than 70% electric savings over the standard fixtures and bulbs that were originally specified in the plans.

After evaluating the electrical use of Burger King Store #19097 for nine months, it is performing according to expectations, and is the most energy efficient store in the portfolio of stores owned by Supreme Foods. As a barometer, it is only using 56% of the electricity compared with the least energy efficient store in the portfolio.

The interior and exterior of the store are well-lit, providing an inviting and secure environment for Burger Kings’ Clarksville, Tennessee patrons to visit and enjoy a Whopper and fries.

Energy Efficient Restaurant Lighting – Make a Restaurant Energy Efficient

How Can You Make a Restaurant Energy Efficient?

How you can make energy efficient restaurant lighting. A restaurant is much more than simply a place for eating food. A good restaurant is an experience to remember, a great night out with impressions, feelings and inspiration. It is the atmosphere that brings in the right business and finds the target audience. Besides the suitable furniture, qualified staff and an inviting menu, great atmosphere demands excellent lighting as well. Continue reading “Energy Efficient Restaurant Lighting – Make a Restaurant Energy Efficient”

City Improvement Ideas – 10 Green Ways To Improve Cities

Great Ways To Improve Cities

Ways To Improve Cities, the city is probably the single greatest technological accomplishment of mankind. It contains nearly every other form of technology, all working together at an incredible pace, and growing together symbiotically.

The social and environmental technologies that underlie modern cities are proof that human beings can live and work together in sustainable

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