MN Energy Smart

Success Story — Dero Bike Rack Co.

Dero Bike Rack Co.MINNEAPOLIS – Dero Bike Rack Co. began the new year with a lighting upgrade – one that is predicted to save the business more than $3200 in 2009 energy costs.”[Energy Smart] helped make this lighting transition very smooth and exciting,” said Corie Ross, Operations Manager at Dero Bike Rack Co.

Energy Smart contacted Dero in July 2008 and helped to facilitate a no-cost lighting assessment. The Minneapolis bike rack manufacturer was entering the busy season of summer and fall, but came back to the lighting assessment report this winter.

“The lighting upgrade has made a huge difference,” Ross said. “We’re especially excited about the new lighting in our finishing booths.”

The report estimated that a lighting retrofit of inefficient T12 bulbs (above left) to T8 bulbs (above right) could pay for itself in less than two years.

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