New York City — In 2014, Brixmor Property Group, Inc. completed lighting upgrade projects at 39 shopping centers that are estimated to reduce energy usage by a combined 68%, or 6,100,000 kilowatt hours annually. In 2015, it plans to upgrade 29 additional shopping centers.
“The installation of energy-efficient lighting at select properties across our portfolio demonstrates our efforts to operate a sustainable business and enhance portfolio value by managing operating costs and improving the quality of our centers,” says Daren Moss, vice president of environmental management for Brixmor Property Group. “We are pleased with our initial progress and have identified at least 29 additional shopping centers as candidates for lighting upgrade projects in 2015.”
The improvements involved replacing outdated, inefficient site lighting with energy-efficient, long-life LED lighting including; building mounted and under-canopy lighting upgrades; and parking field LED upgrades with individual dimming motion sensors that further reduce energy usage at times when there is little activity in the parking fields.
In addition to lighting upgrades for energy efficiency, Brixmor employs other sustainable practices within its portfolio with the goal of having a lasting impact on the communities in which it operates, including water conservation, waste reduction, electric vehicle charging stations and sustainable design. For example, Brixmor completed a complex environmental remediation at its Walmart-anchored Liberty Plaza (pictured here) in Baltimore, earning a 2013 ICSC U.S. Design and Development Award for sustainable design.
SOURCE: Brixmor Property Group, Inc.