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Automotive Dealerships

The Challenge and the Opportunity

There are over 17,000 automotive dealerships in North America and on average, they use up to 18% more energy annually than a typical commercial building. Consuming $1.9 billion dollars in energy costs annually, lighting can represent up to 45% of those costs as dealerships emphasize marketing their inventory and differentiating their dealership from the competition.

Dealership profits in 2011 averaged just 2.3% meaning that a lighting retrofit that can reduce energy use while maintaining the quality of light you demand to highlight your dealership can make a meaningful impact on your profits.

In the example below, a dealership with an industry average of $110,000 in annual energy costs (45% attributed to lighting), conducts a lighting retrofit that results in a 60% reduction in lighting costs. That savings could translate to a 4% increase in earnings.

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