Friday, Jun. 02, 2017, 11:53 AM UPDATED 12:10 PMBy Auto Remarketing Staff
Manheim announced that it recently installed indoor and outdoor LED lighting throughout its Manheim Orlando facility at 11801 West Colonial Drive, saving an estimated 951 tons of carbon per year — the equivalent of over two million miles driven by the average passenger vehicle.
After replacing 7,452 bulbs and 1,311 fixtures, Manheim said the installation will save the 268-acre facility an estimated $133,000 in annual energy costs and require less maintenance.
“Upgrading to LED has greatly improved the quality of our lighting in and around each of our 19 buildings, not only saving energy but increasing safety for our team members and clients,” Manheim Orlando general manager Butch Herdegen said in a news release.
This LED project supports Cox Automotive’s sustainability goal to be carbon neutral by 2044, according to Manheim. Cox Conserves, Cox Enterprises' national sustainability program, funded the project.
“Cox proactively identifies opportunities to leverage alternative energy, conserve energy and modify fleet operations across its 127 traditional and mobile auction sites nationwide,” Manheim said.
Additionally, Manheim Orlando recycles an average of 262 tons of waste each year, according to the company.