Reduced kW Demand
kWh reduced energy consumption annually
Savings over the next 10 years
Adidas is working hard to find new and better ways to reduce their carbon footprint. As a result, they have made major investments to improving the energy efficiency of their facilities and buildings. Understandably, after finding success with lighting projects in many of their facilities, they wanted even more.
Most people know Adidas as a sporting goods and apparel company, but what they don’t know is that in the background, Adidas is driving their business toward sustainability and energy efficiency. Adidas has taken on several projects to improve the energy efficiency of their lighting systems throughout many of their facilities. After seeing tremendous success with these projects, Adidas was interested in doing even more. They wanted to implement new lighting technologies that would help them continue to reduce their carbon footprint while also improving the lighting within their facilities. They decided to kick this project off in their Brantford, Ontario facility, with the aim to improve the energy efficiency, working conditions, and safety and security of the facility, and they came to Eco Engineering to get the job done.
Eco Engineering designed and implemented the primary solution for this lighting project, LED high bay fixtures. These fixtures are not only energy efficient, but they are designed to better distribute light at a lower operating cost while also utilizing advanced lighting control with wireless intelligent sensors. These unique sensors used data to help create optimized light profiles for various locations throughout the facility. They captured lighting, energy, and facility data and sent it to a central control module. This model was then used to interpret the data and create specific light profiles for each fixture in each work area. Additionally, the system was connected to the network, allowing for local and remote access to alter the lighting and energy profiles. Once the installation was complete, Eco Engineering trained the staff on the lighting control system and profiles.
After implementing and refining the profiles established in the lighting control system, actual energy savings surpassed initial estimates as light output was reduced by as much as 40% while still meeting facility light level standards.
- First year forecast: more than 570 kW demand reduction
- Annual Consumption Savings: over 2.1 million kWh annually
- Estimated to conserve 57% energy with fixtures operating at full light output
The project easily achieved the ROI metrics Adidas established. They coupled these savings with credits from the local utility provider, Hydro One, adding even more value to their project.
- Exceeded annual savings projection of $373,00
- Forecasted to deliver a minimum of $2.5 million in total energy savings over the next 10 years