Plant Services “Best Practice” Award Given to Maines Paper & Food Service for Lighting-Related Energy Reduction; Building Operating Management Readers Award “Top Product” Honors to the Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System

Boston, Mass., January 18, 2011Digital Lumens today announced that Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc. has been recognized by Plant Services with a 2010 “Best Practices” award for deploying the Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System™.  In addition, Building Operating Management named the Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System a 2011 “Top Product” as chosen by readers on the basis of innovation and usefulness to facility managers.


Maines, one of the country’s largest independent broadline foodservice distributors, with revenues approaching $3 billion, deployed the Digital Lumens system in the first half of 2010 and has reduced lighting-related energy use by 87%.  The direct energy savings will total 1,726,108 kWh per year – equivalent to 1,240 metric tons of CO2.

“We are very proud that Maines is being recognized for its commitment to operational excellence, and that our system has helped them reach their goals,” said Tom Pincince, Digital Lumens President and CEO.  “We are also delighted to be recognized by Building Operating Management for our solution.  Energy costs are a major concern deep within the supply chain, and we are pleased that our innovations are making a tangible impact on customers’ energy usage.”

BOM’s Top Products Awards recognizes the most popular manufacturers and suppliers of the year, as determined by building and facility executives who participated in a national survey.  The Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System was selected from a pool of more than 500 nominees.

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