Burger King saves $9,000 annually with LED lighting

Burger King is an American global chain of hamburger fast-food restaurants. Headquartered in Miami-Dade County, Florida, the company was founded in 1953. Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, the Grass Valley location provides food and beverage services to residents and visitors who are exploring Northern California.

The Challenge

Quick-serve restaurants use a lot of energy due to a combination of 24-hour operations and food storage and production facilities. Add to this the need for a well-lit and aesthetically pleasing exterior lighting scheme that attracts customers, and you’ve got a recipe for high utility bills. The Grass Valley Burger King needed an approach to lighting efficiency that would factor in all of its unique operating needs.

The Solution

Following a comprehensive facility audit, Energy Specialists recommended that Burger King pursue retrofit lighting measures that take advantage of the market’s most efficient equipment. These measures were enhanced by rebates made available through PG&E and Energy Watch. The combination of savings from the new lighting and the incentives provided by the utility made it easy for Burger King to agree to comprehensive retrofits.

The Benefits

After a comprehensive walk through, our field staff recommended a measure set that would help our client achieve significant energy and utility savings. The costs of these savings solutions were partially covered through incentives available via the PG&E and Energy Watch partnership. The final project benefited both the business and the environment, and the results speak for themselves.