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Muss Development Sets Efficiency Benchmark with Independence LED Parking Garage Fixtures

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Independence LED
487 Devon Park Drive, Suite 204
Wayne, PA, 19087

Press release date: February 24, 2014

Brooklyn Renaissance Plaza and New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Raise the Bar for Energy Efficient Parking Garages

WAYNE, Pa. — Independence LED Lighting, the award winning U.S. LED manufacturer, announces that the Brooklyn Renaissance Plaza and New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge have set a new standard for Energy Efficient Parking Garages.

Average illumination area per fixture: 564 Square Feet (SF)
New Benchmark: 44 watt LED fixture = 0.078 watts per SF
Previous Benchmark: 50 watt LED fixture = 0.088 watts per SF
Common Fluorescent: (2) 8' 75 watt tubes = 0.265 watts per SF
Common Metal Halide: (1) 175 watt bulb = 0.310 watts per SF

Benchmark Property: 1.2 million SF mixed-use office and hotel complex
335 Adams St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
Parking Garage Energy Reduction: 0.310 to 0.078 watts / SF
Energy Savings: 75%
ROI after Rebates: 70%
Parking Spaces: 888
Parking Fixtures: 375

For this project, ultra-high efficiency 44 watt LED fixtures replaced 175 watt metal halide fixtures. The Independence LED fixtures also earned $68,000 in rebates, from the NY State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

"These advancements in LED technology are exciting, and we congratulate Muss Development and Independence LED on the new benchmark of efficiency," said Mark Martin, Green Parking Council Board Member.

"We applaud Muss Development for their leadership in this benchmark energy-efficiency retrofit," said Charlie Szoradi, CEO of Independence LED. "We also appreciate the support from the on-site Central Parking management team and see this as a key tipping point for LED parking garage fixtures."

Project Stakeholders:
Parking Operator:
Energy Advisor/Coordinator: Jim Nork, Core Focus
Consulting &
LED Manufacturer:

About Muss Development:
Led by Joshua L. Muss, grandson of founder Isaac Muss, the company has grown to become one of the largest real estate development companies in New York City. Over the past 100 years, they have developed more than 15 million square feet of commercial, residential, industrial and retail space throughout the five boroughs.

About Independence LED 2013 Winner: Best Lighting Retrofit - U.S. Green Building Council's Urban Green Award. Independence LED also has products on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products List that are eligible for rebates with Con Edison and other utility companies in addition to NYSERDA.

SOURCE Independence LED

Chris Crafton
Main Office: 484-588-5401

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Great Parking Garage Retrofit!

Great solution to a largely overlooked opportunity to save energy, money and the planet!

By Chris Crafton on Feb 28, 2014 17:18

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