Uni-Select, one of the most important auto-part dealers in North America, has announced that by installing a new lightning system for its warehouse in Auburn, Washington, they're saving a considerable amount of energy. Uni-Select had partnered with Lime Energy to replace metal halide lighthing with high-output fluorescent fixtures that use 50 percent energy. The switch saves 375,518 kWh per year and a lot in the electricity bill. Uni-Select claims that the new bulbs green things up this way:
- 675,932 fewer pounds of Carbon Dioxide - the leading cause of Global Warming
- 8,583 fewer pounds of Sulfur Dioxide - the leading cause of Acid Rain
- 2,889 fewer pounds of Nitrogen Dioxide - the leading cause of Smog and Acid Precipitation
- Equivalent of 59 passenger cars removed from the road this year.