Valley Interior Products will save on annual energy costs with lighting upgrade
Online PR News – 18-July-2011 – – Value Energy Solutions, one of the largest lighting installation and lighting retrofit companies in the nation, recently was awarded an energy efficient lighting retrofit project for Valley Interior Products. Headquartered in Nashville, TN, Valley Interior Products is a distributor of drywall products operating out of Tennessee and Kentucky. Their locations in Kentucky include Bowling Green, Lexington and Louisville.
Valley Interior Products, a subsidiary of Gypsum Management and Supply, contacted Chris Owens from Value Energy Solutions to help reduce their lighting energy costs at their location in Nashville, The Value Energy Solutions team thoroughly reviewed the energy use of the existing lighting in their office and showroom space at Valley Interior Products. Using their proprietary, VES Energy Savings Calculator, Value Energy Solutions presented a comprehensive lighting upgrade solution that will provide a 55% annual energy savings with a payback period of only 28 months. The existing lighting was outdated and inefficient T-8 and T-12 lamps. A portion of the showroom was also lit using 50w PAR 30 halogen lighting.
Value Energy Solutions recommended upgrading forty one lighting fixtures to T-5 (54w) HiBay fluorescent lighting, installing three hundred seventy four T-5 adapters (18w and 14W) and seventy seven PAR30 CFL in the showroom. The new lighting program will substantially reduce the annual energy usage from 128,400 KWH used per year to less than 58,000 KWH used per year. The T5 High Bay fluorescent fixtures have many advantages over traditional lighting.T 5 Lamps-most energy efficient technology in the fluorescent lighting industry for the cost
• Energy Efficiency - Typical 54 watt T5 lamp produces 5000 lumens - 92.6 lumens per watt
• Lower Lumen Depreciation - only 5-6% lumen output loss between the rated initial and maintained lumens. Metal Halide lumen loss is about 35%.
• Higher Quality Lighting - T5 lamps have a color rendering Index of 85 while metal halide lamps have a CRI of 65-70.
• Instant Startup and Restrike - T5 fluorescent lamps start and restrike instantly unlike HID sources which can take several minutes to restrike.
Value Energy Solutions will also use their Energy Star Rated T-5 adapters on this project. The T-5 adapters allow companies to affordably update their existing fluorescent lighting to newer more energy efficient lamps without the need to replace their existing fluorescent lighting fixtures. Typically one of the barriers to a lighting retrofit program is the upfront cost of replacing numerous lighting fixtures. Installing the T-5 adapters in your existing lighting fixtures is a simple and quick procedure because the high efficiency low power ballast is built right into the adapter.
About Value Energy Solutions- Value Energy Solutions is one of the largest energy efficient lighting retrofitting companies in the United States. Realizing the need for building owners, property managers and facility engineers to find ways to conserve energy and cut their operating costs, Value Energy Solutions provides improved energy efficient lighting products as replacements for existing higher wattage fixtures.
The Value Energy Solutions lighting retrofit programs are offered for all commercial building types including Parking Garages, Warehouse/Industrial Buildings, Hotels, Retail Chains, Apartments and Office Buildings. The company also offers National Account energy-retrofitting services for Trane Commercial HVAC systems and provides energy efficiency services for refrigeration units and/motors through our established business partners.
Value Energy Solutions is located at 1110 Allgood Industrial Court, Marietta, GA 30066. To request more information please call or email Value Energy Solutions, Director of Sales - Chris Owens chriso ( @ ) valueenergysolutions dot com or 770.335.0909. Distributorships and sales opportunities are available nationwide.
About Gypsum Management and Supply- Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc. (GMS) is the largest independent distributor of drywall, acoustical and other specialty building materials in the United States. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, GMS began operation in 1971 and is the largest independent distributor of drywall products in the United States. Our 43 subsidiary companies operate through more than 130 distribution centers across the nation.
GMS is also a leading distributor of acoustical products including ceiling tile, grid, and FRP panels used in commercial applications. In addition to wallboard and acoustical products, GMS distributes metal framing, insulation, ready-mix joint compound, and various other related interior construction products. In total, GMS and its subsidiary companies distribute over 10,000 unique products.