Great Northern Mall
The ChallengeGreat Northern Mall, a Central New York landmark, was in need of a face lift. The low light quality inside the mall was diminishing the charming shopping experience Great Northern was trying to create. The facility also had high energy bills and maintenance costs. Ownership was looking for a solution that would reduce these expenses, increase the overall value of the facility, and provide a heightened retail experience.
The SolutionEffective lighting design is a vital link to the overall environment of any retail landscape. If visitors feel comfortable, they are more likely to stay longer and purchase more during their visit. BlueRock Energy Services upgraded the entire concourse of the mall with high quality, cost effective, LED recessed can fixtures.
The ResultsThe LED lighting upgrade significantly lowered Great Northern Mall’s consumption and maintenance costs. It also provided shoppers with a more pleasant and comfortable buying experience. Creating this positive atmosphere has translated into lengthier customer visits and increased awareness of the variety of stores within the mall while providing a newly renovated look.
The NumbersGreat Northern Mall's electricity consumption in the first two full months since the LED upgrade was 617,077 kwh lower than their electricity consumption in the two full months prior to the installation. This reduction in Great Northern's electricity usage resulted in an estimated utility savings of $14,863 in those two months.