Energy Savings Make Substantial Contribution Toward Company’s LEED Silver Goal
Boston, Mass., Nov. 19, 2013 – Digital Lumens today announced that Stone Brewing Co., the 10th largest craft brewery in the United States well known for its hop-centric beers, has deployed the Intelligent Lighting System within its new 69,000-square foot bottling and kegging addition in Escondido, CA. The System is saving 86% in annual energy costs over T8 alternatives. Highly controllable and efficient, the Digital Lumens system was chosen for its superior lighting quality and illumination levels, massive energy savings, and substantial contribution to the brewery’s LEED Silver sustainability goal.
“As a craft brewer committed to the sustainability of our business operations, the Digital Lumens system is a no-compromise solution that delivers extraordinary energy savings, while providing a level of control over how lighting is used within our facility that is truly impressive,” said Joshua Lichtman, Associate Project Manager for Stone Brewing Co. “Both from an energy usage and quality perspective, it has completely changed our view of what is possible with lighting. As a result, we are looking at how we can deploy smart LED lighting across our operations.”
In addition to occupancy-driven savings, Stone is taking advantage of natural light from its facility’s many windows and skylights to further reduce energy usage, enabled by daylight harvesting sensors built into every Digital Lumens fixture. With an expected payback period of 1.77 years, the Digital Lumens system delivers on Stone Brewing Co.’s vision of a highly efficient lighting system that pays for itself within the first few years through energy savings.
“Intelligence-driven efficiency is enabling facilities traditionally burdened by high lighting-related energy costs to slash usage by up to 90% over HID and HIF alternatives, while gaining better, higher quality lighting to facilitate their business operations,” said Michael Feinstein, Digital Lumens Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The remarkable success of Intelligent LED lighting in a wide range of industrial applications — from manufacturing and warehousing to brewing and bottling — is fueling rapidly increasing adoption rates within the commercial and industrial sectors.”
About Stone Brewing Co.
Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone Brewing Co. has been brewing in North County San Diego since 1996. Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone is the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States — a position it achieved without paid advertising, discounting or compromised standards. In addition to brewing, Stone owns two eclectic farm-to-table restaurants—Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station—and Stone Farms, an organic farm located near the brewery which grows produce for the restaurants. Stone also operates an off-site events company, Stone Catering, as well as Stone Distributing Co., which distributes more than 30 craft beer brands throughout Southern California. For more information on Stone Brewing Co., please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and The Stone Blog.
About Digital Lumens
Digital Lumens develops Intelligent LED Lighting Systems that are proven to reduce industrial customers’ lighting-related electricity expenses by up to 90%. With this System — smart lights, wirelessly networked together and centrally managed — the company is defining a new class of LED lighting that maximizes both delivered light and energy efficiency. For more information, please visit www.digitallumens.com. Follow Digital Lumens on Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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