Vancouver, WA, March 17, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Dick Hannah Dealerships recently completed a major retrofit project which included network computer power management, lighting and daylight harvesting. This project was designed in partnership with Clark Public Utilities. Clark Public Utilities provided technical expertise including estimated power savings for each of the project components. Clark Public Utilities worked with ADK Electric to provide a 50% incentive on the total project cost to retrofit the majority of the previous inefficient lighting systems throughout the Clark County Dick Hannah Dealerships locations as well as Pro Caliber Motorsports Vancouver. In addition, ADK installed daylight harvesting systems at multiple locations. The 37% reduction in kilowatt hours for lighting is expected to save $83,146 annually. The reduction in kilowatt hours for the network computer power management project alone is expected to save $4812 annually. Savings from both projects is enough energy to power approximately 128 homes per year. “We’re pleased to support Dick Hannah Dealerships in their energy efficiency efforts. This is one of the largest lighting retrofit projects of its kind in Southwest Washington,” said Debbie DePetris, Key Accounts Manager at Clark Public Utilities.
Business owners interested in improving the energy efficiency of their buildings can get assistance from Clark Public Utilities. Clark Public Utilities Key Accounts Managers provide a no charge building walk-through to help identify the best ways to improve efficiency. There are several programs available to help business customers become more energy efficient. One such program is Commercial/Industrial Lighting Incentive Program (CLIP) where incentives are given for improving lighting technology. Go to www.clarkpublicutilities.com to learn more.
Family owned since 1949, Dick Hannah Dealerships is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, maintaining a positive and productive work environment, and conducting business in a way that promotes the highest principles of integrity and ethical behavior. Dick Hannah Dealerships features franchise auto dealers selling both new cars and used cars through their Acura, Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, Toyota-Scion and Volkswagen Dealerships. As the largest privately owned auto dealer company in the state of Washington, Dick Hannah Dealerships is also setting the standard for environmental best practices for automobile dealerships. Teaming up with the National Arbor Day Foundation, Dick Hannah Dealerships plants a tree with every car they sell. So far, close to 50,000 trees have been planted. The Dick Hannah Dealerships Collision Center recently converted to the all-new environmentally sound PPG’s Envirobase High Performance waterborne painting system. “In our area of the country, thinking green is a way of life,” says Rick Stoker, director of Dick Hannah Collision Center (www.dickhannahcollisioncenter.com ). “For us, being responsible stewards of environment is simply the right thing to do.” To learn more visit www.dickhannah.com.
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