The Ft. Wayne-based commerce center Coastal Partners is managing its energy consumption with lighting efficiency improvements throughout its facility.

With assistance from Havel Brothers, Coastal Partners retrofit existing lighting fixtures with nearly 1,000 T5 high bay lights, an upgrade anticipated to cut power costs in half. Recognizing yet another saving opportunity, Coastal Partners installed occupancy sensors that will help monitor and control energy usage when the space is unoccupied.

In addition to lowering its power bills, the environmentally responsible upgrades earned Coastal Partners energy efficiency monetary incentives totaling $108,445. Moreover, it’s helping the company reduce its environmental footprint by an estimated 665,418 kWh annually.

“Over the past several years we have been working diligently to reduce our carbon footprint. Energy efficiency programs helped us significantly reduce our energy usage at our Ft. Wayne facility, and improve the lighting, and rebates brought the payback period down to where there was no reason not to do the project.”
– Brett Baumgarten, CEO, Coastal Partners, LLC