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American Eagle Achieves LEED with GE LED Lighting Fixtures

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) was in the process of building a new distribution center. The AEO facility management team decided to look at alternate options for lighting layout that could provide energy and maintenance savings. AEO would need a full-time maintenance employee just to replace burned-out fluorescent tubes.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • General Electric
    GE is a diversified specialty equipment, infrastructure and financial services company. Their products and services range from aircraft engines, power generation, oil and gas production equipment, and household appliances to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and industrial products. GE believes new technologies will merges big iron with big data to create brilliant machines. This convergence of machine and intelligent data is known as the Industrial Internet, and it's changing the way we work. Year founded: 1892 Revenue: $148.5 billion (2014) NYSE: GE Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units: - GE Digital - GE Predix - GE Intelligent Platform - Wurldtech
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Energy
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Maintenance
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • USE CASES
  • Machine Condition Monitoring
    Machine condition monitoring is the process of monitoring parameters such as vibration and temperature in order to identify changes that indicate a reduction in performance or impending fault. It is a necessary component of Predictive Maintenance solutions and allows maintenance to be scheduled prior to failure, or other actions to be taken to prevent damages to the machine and loss of production. Condition monitoring also provides value beyond improving maintenance schedules. For example, improved visibility into machine operations can indicate the root causes of product defects and can support optimization of energy consumption.
  • CUSTOMER
  • American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing and accessories retailer, with more than 39,000 employees worldwide.

  • SOLUTION
  • GE Lighting was called upon to provide consultation on LED lighting for its cost savings and maintenance benefits as well as improved light output and vertical foot-candles on racks in aisles. The facility management team reviewed other areas—inside the offices and warehouse space, as well as the exterior of the facility—to identify ways LEDs could help them achieve LEED certification. Hardware Components - GE Albeo ALC4-Series fixture - Albeo ABV1 LED high bay fixture - Lumination ET Series - Evolve LED area light

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Energy Consumption Rate, Energy Usage, Light Intensity, Lighting
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Energy]
    The amount of energy used in production processes can be lowered and made more efficient.
    Impact #2
    [Cost Reduction - Environment Pollution]
    Air pollutants are reduced due to reduction in volatile organic compounds.
    Impact #3
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    Diminished maintenance needs due to the rated 77,000-hour life of the Albeo fixture.

    Benefit #2

    Nearly half a million dollars in E-power rebated from PPL and $128,000 for PJM capacity credits were expected.

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