Lenexa, KS – December 2, 2013: Mill Street Station in Westport is looking brighter after a recent LED lighting upgrade. Block Real Estate, the property management company for Mill Street Station, consulted Worldwide Energy for their recommendations to improve safety, energy efficiency and maintenance savings. With that in mind, Worldwide installed ATB Autobahn LED roadway lighting to improve lighting levels while reducing energy and maintenance expense.
Mill Street Station in Westport is looking brighter after a recent LED lighting upgrade. Block Real Estate, the property management company for Mill Street Station, consulted Worldwide Energy for their recommendations to improve safety, energy efficiency and maintenance savings. With that in mind, Worldwide installed ATB Autobahn LED roadway lighting to improve lighting levels while reducing energy and maintenance expense.
“The improved lighting is a big hit with the Westport Public Safety Office and the Kansas City Missouri Police Department,” said Jon Engelman, the Westport Regional Business League executive director. “It has also improved the function of the security cameras in the area.”
The project is estimated to produce an annual energy savings of more than 107,000 kilowatt hours. Due to the enhanced performance and reliability of the new lighting, Mill Street is projected to save over $90,000 in utility and maintenance expense over the lifetime of the LEDs.
Block Real Estate, the complex property management company, wanted the project to improve lighting and increase security and consumer traffic, while decreasing expenses resulting in lower CAM charges for tenants and a fully leased retail complex.
“Tenant safety is a top priority for us at Block Real Estate,” said Mikele Torgler, VP of Property Management at Block. “When we can incorporate savings for the tenants as well, it makes perfect sense to invest in such projects.”
The Autobahn ATB2 from AEL offers breakthrough LED technology with precision-engineered optics that provides exceptional illumination while also saving energy. The leading edge optics is designed to improve visibility on roadways, and offers a reliable operating life.
For more information on LED retrofits, please contact Worldwide Energy at (913) 310-0705.
The WE Connect is a proprietary Building Energy Management System (BEMS) designed to help building managers and owners control and monitor their energy usage, particularly when it comes to HVAC systems. This cloud computing product is made for small to mid-sized facilities such as retail and convenience stores, restaurants, and bank branches, and is ideal for centralized monitoring and control of businesses with multiple locations.
“Building managers today are constantly looking for smart and efficient ways to save money on their utility bill, and this system helps them to do that,” says Gaylen Davenport, president of Worldwide Energy.
“WE Connect is a smart building management energy system that allows users to control and monitor energy usage centrally. This type of technology is leading the way for other energy-efficient products because it is affordable, effective and provides real energy use reductions.”
The system features a Plug & Play model that has advanced control and predictive diagnostics software to reduce a building’s energy and maintenance costs. WE Connect can monitor and manage different aspects of HVAC systems including air control, air connect, load control, cool connect, and cool control. What’s even better is that the system allows for programming to be done locally or remotely; adding extra convenience for building managers and maintenance staff.
Building management energy systems continue to grow as an energy efficient product. In fact, a recent Navigant Research Report* found that “digital controls continue to proliferate throughout the building stock, major companies are prioritizing energy efficiency and sustainability in their strategies, and more stringent policies requiring building owners and utilities to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings are being implemented at many levels of government – all creating the ideal environment for BEMS adoption.”
For more information about WE Connect, please contact Worldwide Energy at (913) 310-0705.