Longtime New York luxury wholesaler Davis & Warshow converted its 209,000-sq.-ft. Queens facility lighting from fluorescent tubes to LED lighting and became the first facility in the U.S. to reach net zero lighting costs with LED tubes and the largest single-facility LED tube installation with the best energy-efficient lighting per sq.-ft. in the country.
Davis & Warshow was able to reach the net zero lighting benchmark in part
because of a rooftop solar array installed in 2011.
Davis & Warshow President David Finkel noted it cost more than $250,000 to convert to LED,
but at the ceremony at company headquarters Con Ed executives presented Finkel
with a check for $63,704, representing rebates earned for the conversion based
on annual kWh saved using Made in America fixtures.
The LED conversion and solar array are part of the company’s Practically Green
initiative - a pragmatic program to going green that started in 2008.
Davis & Warshow facility reaches net zero costs
October 1, 2012