According to the National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA), auto dealerships utilize over 18% more energy than any other traditional commercial business in the United States. It is estimated that a typical dealership spends approximately 70% of their utility costs on heating, cooling and lighting alone. Of these, lighting is the largest consumption.
Upcoming workshops to address high auto dealership energy costs
Scott Ringlein, the Director of Business Development for the Energy Alliance Group of North America will be addressing auto dealer’s high cost of energy consumption at an upcoming gathering of auto dealership owners. The dealers, who will be heading to New Orleans from around the country, will have an opportunity to learn how to reduce costs and improve profits through green technologies and services.
“We are hoping that through our workshops we can address the typical questions that dealerships have about reducing their energy costs which are, where do we start and how do we pay for it?” Scott Ringlein.
The event will take place at the 2014 NADA Convention and Expo being held in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 24-27, 2014. Scott will be joined by Chuck Golden from Green Dealer Support, Andrew Lindstrom from Cree Lighting and Ryan Rodau from GE Lighting while leading workshops that share strategies to improve cash flow and profits through the utilization of green initiatives. The convention will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. For more information about for the conference, visit NADA’s conference website.
Old lighting technology being phased out
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 80% of all lighting in the U.S. was installed before 1986 and by 2014; many of these technologies will be phased out and no longer available. The workshops will focus on technology solutions that can reduce a dealerships heating, cooling and lighting utility expenses by as much as 50% or more. They will also focus on financing options to pay for the solutions and tax and utility incentives to reduce costs.
“Today’s lighting technologies not only offer significant utility savings but provide exceptional lighting performance over traditional lighting.” Scott Ringlein,
The Energy Alliance Group (EAG) of North America is an energy solutions company providing energy saving products, technologies and services.