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MANAgiNg A rETAiL LighTiNg rETrOFiT PrOjECT – BrighT wAyS TO iMPrOvE yOur LighTiNg ANd yOur BOTTOM LiNE! AUTHOR lisa swienton, director of lighting Project development COMPANY rogers electric chAllenge: The benefits associated with upgrading your existing lighting system are numerous and can impact both the customer shopping experience and the operating expenses of the retail chain based on the economic savings associated with reductions in both energy and long-term maintenance expenses. The retailer will need an outline to develop a Request for Proposal (RFP) that meets objectives for a new lighting system. best PrActice: Energy Savings Lighting retrofits can greatly reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills while maintaining lighting levels and quality by upgrading lighting components to more efficient and advanced technologies. Upgrading technologies can also offer greater control over lighting by utilizing occupancy sensors, daylight harvesting strategies or by controlling lighting through energy management systems. Improved Lighting Quality Lighting retrofits can improve lighting quality ensuring that stores display merchandise in the best possible light. Newer technologies also add increased reliability to the lighting system, so fewer short-term lighting quality issues should arise. These newer technologies often have better lighting quality characteristics, such as improved color, reduced flicker, greater light output, etc. Reduced Maintenance and Labor Costs Improvements in lighting technologies have led to increased rated life for components that will result in fewer failures and lengthen the time between “Group Re-lamps” and maintenance activities. The implementation of a routine maintenance program in addition to a lighting retrofit will greatly simplify maintenance practices and reduce the operational costs associated with maintaining lighting systems. Pollution Reduction By consuming less electricity, your facility will also help reduce the demand and associated emissions from power generation. These harmful emissions include carbon dioxide, nitrous oxides and other greenhouse gases. With a constantly changing technology environment, and claims and counter claims associated with various lighting upgrades, it can be a challenge to decide what is right for your stores and what is best from both a technology and long-term operating expense perspective. This paper will endeavor to provide a roadmap in selecting the best technology and ensuring that both lighting objectives and long-term savings concerns are validated prior to awarding a large-scale lighting improvement project. It all Begins With a Plan! Step 1: Select a contractor or engineering partner Step 2: Conduct a lighting audit Step 3: Identify retrofit actions Step 4: Prototype test installations and validate lighting levels and energy savings Step 5: Validate warranties Step 6: Develop a rebate and tax incentive plan Step 7: Implement retrofit activities Step 8: Validate field compliance and quality Step 9: Establish a routine lighting maintenance program that ensures lighting is always kept in top operating condition 2012 Best Practices | 117

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PRSM 2012 Best Practices

Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Exterior Rebranding
Exterior Rebranding
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Applying Bipolar Ionization to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Save Energy
Determining Responsibility for Ceiling Leaks
HVAC Maintenance and Repairs Quote Review
Managing HVAC Energy Usage Without Installing an Energy Management System
Solving HVAC Issues on Landlord Operated Systems
Creating a Standardized Cleaning Chemical Program
Floor Replacement Planning and Execution
Improving Pest Control Monitoring to Maintain Store Cleanliness
Streamlining Store Cleaning Through Internal Benchmarking
LED Conversion Bolsters Ambiance, Bottom Line and Environment.
LED Gas Canopy Lighting Upgrade
Lighting Maintenance
Retrofitting Signage with LED Technology
Performing Basic Troubleshooting to Save Money
Implementing Repair Audits to Ensure Customer Safety
Improving Quality, Cost and Schedule Through Safety Education
Managing Extended Power Outages Through Emergency Response
Managing Risk Through Slip Resistance Testing
Creating Energy Teams to Pursue Opportunities
Formulating Green Solutions
Making Data Centers LEED Compliant
Outfitting Facilities with an Eye on ENERGY STAR Certification
Recycling Cooling Water From Air Conditioning Systems for Toilet and Landscaping Use
Sustainability-How the Facilities Team Can Contribute
Driving Down Waste Expense
Reducing Trash and Recycling Expense for Retail Locations
Transferring Compactor Maintenance to a Service Vendor
Waste Service Efficiency and Compliance
Waste Evaluation and Right Sizing to Reduce Cost
Asset and Service Warranty Tracking and Management: More Fully Realizing the Value of Budget Expenditures
Conducting an Organized Meeting
Proactive Maintenance Scheduling and Delivery
Repair Reductions by Participating in Design and Construction Table
Streamlining the Store Closing Process
Achieving Process Improvement Through Onsite Assessment of KPIs
Forecasting a Maintenance and Repair Budget
How to Calculate Return on Investment
Tracking Finances for Facilities
Centralizing Vendor Training and Management
Creating a Service Vendor Call Center to Save End Users’ Money
Answering a Call Status Challenge with an IVR Solution
Communicating Product Recalls Using a CMMS-Inspired Module
Doing More with Less and Saving Money in the Process
Ensuring the Accuracy of Web-Based Maintenance Requests
Establishing an End to End Procure-to-Pay Process
Leveraging Existing Technologies to Provide Updated Process Improvements
Quality Management of Bundled Periodic Services
Reduced Dashboard Time at Supply Houses
Parking Lot Management
Creating Best-In-Class Snow and Ice Management White Paper
Energy Savings/HVAC Air Filter Bypass
Managing a Retail Lighting Retrofit Project – Bright Ways to Improve Your Lighting and Your Bottom Line!
Managing Energy Usage with Interval Meter Calibration
Navigating the Department of Energy’s Higher Efficiency Regulations
Supplier Insights into Competitive Sourcing White Paper
Testing HVAC System Options to Reduce Costs and Labor
Understanding Retail Facilities Sourcing White Paper
Glossary of Acronyms and Terms

PRSM 2012 Best Practices