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Walker Sheds New Light on Parking

Lighting upgrades and retrofits in parking structures are a win, win, win for the owners/operators, users, and the planet! When lighting upgrades are performed they provide not only cost and energy saving benefits for the owners/operators but also security and comfort for the users. Not to mention the added esthetics.

Walker performed lighting studies and retrofit designs for two 2015 Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) award winning parking structures at the University of Minnesota and the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)! Here’s how they stacked up!

McNamara Terminal Parking & Blue Deck at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

Romulus, Michigan │ 5,850,000 SF │ 18,000 Parking Spaces

Winner in the categories of: Highest Absolute Annual Savings in a Retrofit at a Single Parking Structure & Largest Portfolio-wide Annual Absolute Energy Savings

Key Features: Conversion from low wattage metal halide to low wattage LED fixtures and wireless lighting controls

Economic Story: Energy and maintenance savings of approximately $1.2 million annually

 

Existing New Annual Energy Savings Percent Savings
Single Parking Structure Energy Use 8,830,080 kWh 2,859,264 kWh 5,970,816 kWh 68%
LPD 0.22 W/sf 0.07 W/sf —-
Portfolio Energy Use 11,037,600 kWh 3,574,080 kWh 7,463,520 kWh 68%
LPD 0.22 W/sf 0.07 W/sf

 

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Gortner Avenue Parking Structure University of Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota │ 245,375 SF │ 755 Parking Spaces

Winner in the categories of: Highest Percentage Savings in a Retrofit at a Single Parking Structure & Best Use of Lighting Controls in a Single Facility

Key Features: Medium wattage high pressure sodium with low wattage LED and lighting controls

Economic Story: Simple payback of 5.1 years

 

Existing New Annual Energy Savings Percent Savings
Single Parking Structure Energy Use 470,568 kWh 51,240 kWh 419,329 kWh 89%
LPD 0.22 W/sf 0.07 W/sf —-

 

The Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign is a recognition and guidance program designed to encourage facility owners and managers to take advantage of savings opportunities from proven high efficient lighting solutions in their parking facilities. This effort is a collaboration between the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, the Green Parking Council, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and the International Parking Institute (IPI). With technical support from the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Alliance.

Want to know more about how Walker can help bring your parking structure back into the light?

Contact us at ask.us@walkerparking.com

 

 

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