Walmart Puerto Rico switches to eco-friendly LEDs in parking lots

San Juan Walmart’s 22 stores in Puerto Rico are switching to GE Evolve LED Area Lights in their parking lots. The completed project is expected to save up to 48% of the electricity traditionally required to light its parking lots, while cutting maintenance costs by an estimated 75%.

“In 2009 alone, Walmart Puerto Rico’s operational energy efficiency initiatives saved more than 8.0-million kWh, equivalent to $1.4 million. A large portion of these energy-efficient initiatives are tied to the continuous lighting improvements that Walmart is working with GE to help us achieve,” says Charles Zimmerman, VP international design and construction for Walmart. “Our latest initiative in Puerto Rico turns a high cost area such as outdoor lighting into an energy efficiency bellwether not only for our company on a global scale, but for the industry as a whole. We know outdoor LED lighting represents a huge opportunity for retailers to make strides economically and environmentally.”

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