The U-Haul project included installation of 324 Cree® VG Series parking structure luminaries, more than 50 Cree® LS Series surface ambient luminaires for ramp and stairwell lighting and OSQ Series and XSP Series outdoor luminaires. U-Haul is very pleased with its lighting solution because Cree was able to accommodate the aged and uniquely-shaped parking structure. This allowed U-Haul to modernize its lighting while working within its longstanding building design.
“The response from our U-Haul Team Members regarding the LED lights, including the amount and quality of light they provide, has been excellent,” Sullivan said. “The lighting has created a safer, sharper, more sustainable environment for our corporate parking structure.”
Along with vastly improved light quality, U-Haul is seeing its energy savings grow. The industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage expects to realize more than 15 percent energy savings from the LED lighting upgrade. The new lighting has reduced the existing wattage by more than 17,000 watts to provide an estimated annual kilowatt hour savings of more than 250,000 kWh. The expected lifetime savings is 3.7 million kWh. Additionally, U-Haul benefited from a generous rebate from Arizona Public Service (APS), its local utility provider.
U-Haul was started by the Shoen family to help other families move safely across the U.S. and Canada with their belongings in tow. This spirit of helping to improve the lives of others is reflected in U-Haul Company’s corporate values as well as its sustainability efforts, which are geared not only toward water and energy efficiency, but to providing a safe and comfortable environment for its Team Members.
U-Haul is best known for servicing the do-it-yourself moving public, but it is also an important member in the Arizona Forward coalition working to promote sustainability in the Grand Canyon State. That commitment shows in the numerous energy awards U-Haul has received as well as in the beautiful Cree LED lighting it has installed in its parking structure. Brilliant!