Vanguard Energy Services helps Domino's franchise hit energy-efficiency record with Independence LEDs

Sept. 13, 2013
Date Announced: 13 Sep 2013 Domino’s now has the most energy efficient lighting of any restaurant and the potential global savings is over $250 million and 3.25 billion lbs of CO2.Dover, NJ – Vanguard Energy Services NJ and Independence LED announce that Domino’s has completed the most energy efficient restaurant lighting retrofit in the world. The location at 28 West Blackwell Street in Dover, NJ has secured a place in energy history. Vanguard is one of the Authorized Resellers for the US made Independence LED tubes and fixtures, which previously set the restaurant record in 2010 for the Applebee’s in Newtown, PA.“We have many ‘firsts’ across the public and private sectors, but Domino’s hits a special chord,” said Charlie Szoradi, CEO of Independence LED. “Back in the ‘80s, I delivered Domino’s pizza to help pay for my University of Virginia undergraduate architecture degree. Decades later, the massive potential quarter billion dollars in cost savings across Domino’s worldwide footprint is part of in a global energy tipping point.”Typical 2’ x 4’ fluorescent troffer fixtures include four 32 watt tubes, but the 15 watt Independence LED tubes were able to go from 128 to 60 watts for the 2010 Applebee’s record. For Domino’s, Vanguard recommended using the updated, Independence LEDs at only 50 watts per fixture. For roll-out to Domino’s and other accounts, Independence LED can now go down further to 44 watts per fixture. The retrofit kit is also DesignLights Consortium listed for rebates. Business owners can save over 65% with a return on investment (ROI) over 40%, and have reliable US made products with the strongest 10 year warranty in class.Savings for Domino’s:Pilot location: $2,400 per year and $25,000 over LED life. Plus 325,000 lbs of CO2 saved. (1.35 lbs per kWh or 13 lbs per dollar saved). The case study is available on the Vanguard and Independence LED websites.With over 10,000 global Domino’s locations, the savings is massive:Annual: $24,000,000Lifetime: $250,000,000Lifetime CO2 Savings: 3.25 billion lbs (1.625 million tons). At 7 tons per year per car, the LEDs would take 232,000 vehicle years off the road.Vanguard Energy Services is an independent energy consulting firm. Independence LED is a leading US LED manufacturer. Domino's Pizza is the largest worldwide pizza chain.

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