It is late winter in Seattle and the rain drizzles steadily throughout our two week install. Customers wearing utility overalls, their hands greasy from repairing ships, frequent the store on a daily basis. Business is bustling in the back warehouse, a separate layer of commerce unseen by the retail customer, shipping tools, equipment and supplies to Mechanical Contractors and Industrial Customers throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The fishing boats are leaving for Alaska soon and Ballard Industrial is hustling 10 hours per day cutting pipe, moving pallets, and shipping truckloads of product across the canal. Ballard Industrial is a staple of the local marine and industrial economy. Those who drive down Shilshole Avenue are familiar with the iconic blue and orange painted brick building.
Ballard Industrial had received three bids, yet the numbers to upgrade just didn’t match the budget. They needed a different approach and we were ready to offer them a win-win solution. After careful analysis of foot traffic, height, and spacing we designed the project to maximize both energy savings and the utility incentive.
We converted over half of the 4 lamp fluorescent fixtures to 2 lamp LED fixtures and the 2 lamp fluorescent fixtures to one lamp LED fixtures. We increased light in the retail space while maintaining light levels in areas of the stacks with less foot traffic.
Creatively redesigning a customer’s lighting system is one of Urban Energy Group’s greatest values. We strive for better lighting, better savings, and a better customer experience 100% of the time. Ballard Industrial proves that solutions can be found on a tight budget without sacrificing quality.
- $7,052.28 saved/yr
- 18,089 kWh saved/yr
- 85% energy saved/yr
- 52% incentivized by Seattle City Light