SOURCE: Groom Energy

Groom Energy

June 12, 2012 08:00 ET

Lineage Logistics Reduces Lighting Energy Use by 85 Percent Utilizing LED-Based Intelligent Lighting System

RICHMOND, VA and SALEM, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 12, 2012) - Lineage Logistics and Groom Energy Solutions today announced the completion of their initial LED lighting upgrade project at the Lineage cold storage facility in Richmond, VA. As a part of Lineage's overall sustainability efforts, the project reduces the energy consumed by the facility's lighting systems 85 percent, and eliminates more than 100 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The system also reduces heat-load, providing the added benefit of lower energy consumption for refrigeration.

The new system replaces the previous HID based lighting fixtures with the Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System, which integrates smart, high bay LED fixtures and the LightRules lighting management software. It produces illumination levels that are 25 percent brighter than the previous system and provides better visibility for Lineage personnel while limiting glare. Integrated controls turn lights on only when there is occupancy and track energy consumption on a real-time basis.

In the building assessment, Groom Energy performed energy and photometric modeling, test demonstrations, and ultimately designed a new site-specific system. The Groom Energy project team installed the system over a three-week period with minimal disruption to Lineage's operations.

"We are very excited to apply the newest, energy-efficient technology which reflects our commitment to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. While the emission reductions are significant, our employees and customers also benefit from a more clearly illuminated work environment. We plan to continue this rollout to our other locations and continue to partner with Groom to further minimize our carbon footprint," said Mike McClendon, president, East Coast, Lineage Logistics.

About Lineage Logistics
Lineage Logistics is a leading warehousing and logistics company offering a wide footprint and a broad range of sophisticated, customized and dependable cold chain solutions for customers with complex storage and service requirements. Featuring approximately 130 million cubic feet, Lineage operates the fifth largest facility network in North America based on data from the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW).

With more than 40 facilities located across eight states, Lineage provides temperature-controlled solutions in strategic locations for distribution, food harvest/production and import/export customers. The company has expertise in diverse commodities and its port-centric warehouses in Savannah, GA, Seattle, WA and Norfolk, VA, provide customers with access to global markets. Additional capabilities include on-site food processing support, dedicated warehouse management, transportation and logistics consulting services.

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 controlled -- the company is defining a new class of networked LED lighting that maximizes both delivered light and energy efficiency. Digital Lumens has been recognized as a 2011 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and a 2011 Global Cleantech 100 Company. For more information, please visit

About Groom Energy Solutions
Groom Energy is a leading provider of commercial and industrial energy solutions with customers including Bed, Bath & Beyond, General Electric, Ocean Spray and Thermo Fisher Scientific. The company delivers a range of services from corporate sustainability and whole building energy assessments to turnkey installations at enterprise facilities across the U.S. Groom's projects help their customers reduce costs while positively affecting the environment. For more information please visit

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