Categories: Reduce Costs

Monterey Lighting Success Story: Five Star Parking

Five Star Parking runs the Parking Palace in downtown San Diego, a multi-level parking garage that provides 200,000 square feet of parking/675 stalls. To brighten the garage and improve visitor safety throughout the structure, Five Star Parking turned to Monterey Lighting to replace aging 175 watt metal halide lamps with high efficiency T8 Vaportight fixtures, […]

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Monterey Lighting Success Story: Lewis Group of Companies

The family owned and operated Lewis Group of Companies owns and manages 7,495 apartment homes in Southern California, Northern California, and Nevada. A green-thinking company, Lewis quickly realized the cost-saving and environmental benefits that retrofitting its apartment communities with more efficient lighting would provide. In Southern California alone, Monterey implemented energy-efficient lighting throughout 10 Lewis […]

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Monterey Lighting Success Story: GE

When a relamping project was high on the list for one of its distribution warehouses, GE turned to Monterey Lighting to help it implement an energy-efficient lighting system using state-of-the-art GE products. The results were annual energy savings of more than $110,000 and a project payback of less than 14 months, not to mention improved […]

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Monterey Lighting Success Story: HACSB

The Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) provides affordable, decent, safe and sanitary public housing to low- and moderate-income families, including elderly and disabled persons. HACSB implemented an energy performance contract under the HUD public housing program where HUD subsidizes HACSB’s operating costs, including utility bills for low-income tenants, at existing levels […]

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CA DR programs net big benefits

In an effort to avoid outages and rolling blackouts now and in the future, California is upping the ante to get more business customers to participate in automated demand response (Auto-DR) programs. Utility companies offer a wide variety of DR programs to help customers temporarily reduce their energy usage during peak times while lowering electricity […]

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Environmentally friendly leases

Tenants and landlords usually share a common goal to reduce energy costs but some existing lease structures actually discourage investments in energy efficiency for both sides. Before you sign (or re-sign) on the dotted line, educate yourself on the most advantageous types of leases that allow for energy-efficient upgrades in existing buildings and that benefit […]

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