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LEd CONvErSiON BOLSTErS AMBiANCE, BOTTOM LiNE ANd ENvirONMENT AUTHOR bo chen, Marketing Manager COMPANY Philips lighting n.A. Ashley Furniture HomeStore®, a top furniture retailer in the United States, delivers quality, affordable furniture to customers at more than 425 independently-owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Japan. Ashley Furniture HomeStore® is an exclusive provider of furniture from Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest furniture manufacturer in the United States. chAllenge: The quality and consistency of lighting is extremely important in a furniture store, as wood tones and upholstery colors play vital roles in customer decision making. But in the popular furniture chain’s 27,000-square-foot store in New Rochelle, N.Y., the ambiance was disrupted on a daily basis by burned-out halogen bulbs, which negatively affected the intensity, overall quality and color of the lighting. In addition, maintenance teams were required to constantly replace the bulbs, an expensive and time-consuming task that further distracted customers and salespeople. Moreover, the existing 60-watt lamps were not energy efficient, contributing to skyrocketing energy costs and CO2 emission levels, which impacted the bottom line and clashed with Ashley’s aggressive, company-wide environmental stewardship platform. best PrActice: Ashley solved the issue and met all the requirements by simply replacing 523 60-watt halogen lamps with 17-watt PAR 38 LED lamps throughout the 27,000 sq. ft. store. Project Timetable: the project was initiated in January 2011, with installation completed in one day. results: The LED retrofit lamps provide high-quality light using significantly lower wattage, delivering substantial energy cost savings while lasting as much as 15 times longer than traditional lamps. For Ashley Furniture, the upgrade is expected to save the store about $17,000 annually in energy costs, thanks to a 70 percent reduction in wattage compared to the previous halogen lamps. Also, since the lamps have a 45,000-hour rated average life, the switch to LED virtually eliminates lighting maintenance costs for the foreseeable future. Those cost savings, plus an LED-driven utility company rebate earned by Ashley Furniture, reduced the payback period for the entire lamp retrofit project to less than 1½ years. Equally important are the environmental benefits, as the reduction in energy consumption is estimated to eliminate more than 100,000 pounds annually in CO2 emissions; the total is equivalent to saving about 5,200 trees each year. VeriFicAtion oF eFFiciency And sAVings cAPtured: Project Statistics: End User Ashley Furniture HomeStore® Project Site: New Rochelle, N.Y. Project Scope: Replace 523 60-watt halogen lamps with 17-watt LED PAR 38 LED lamps throughout the 27,000-square-foot store. Project Timetable: Initiated in January 2011, with installation completed -- in one day – in June 2011. 2012 Best Practices | 31

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