Industrial Energy Savings Case Studies



After a very competitive bidding process, CHEP USA selected Monterey Energy as its vendor to audit, design and install energy-efficient lighting at 28 of its regional operating facilities across the United States. Monterey installed approximately 3,000 T5HO Fluorescent Highbay Fixtures with integrated occupancy sensors and secured utility rebate funding on the client’s behalf from over 15 separate utility providers in 11 states. This successful national rollout project brought hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual electric savings to CHEP.

Holt Lunsford:

In a project that helped Holt Lunsford Commercial, Inc. and Principal Real Estate Investors win the 2012 BOMA award for The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) for the Industrial Office Park category, Monterey replaced the exterior lighting around the 2.5 million square foot Turnpike Distribution Center in Dallas, TX. By installing induction wallpacks and floods as well as new T8 soffet lighting, Monterey was able to help save over $50,000 in annual energy and maintenance costs while significantly improving their energy management systems and drawing the attention of the commercial real estate industry.


For the design and implementation of a new energy-efficient lighting system in their 300,000 square-foot warehouse and distribution center, GE turned to Monterey. Utilizing GE’s own state-of-the-art highbay fixtures and ballasts, the annual energy savings came to over $100,000. Read More >

General Cable:

To meet global demands, General Cable ships its products worldwide through key distribution centers—and where efficiency is critical. Yet a poor warehouse lighting system was negatively affecting employee productivity primarily because finding stock in the dark aisles was time consuming and posed a safety hazard. The experts at Monterey performed a thorough lighting audit in the 165,000 square foot distribution center and replaced approximately 300 metal halide light fixtures with energy-efficient T5 high bay fluorescent lights. The new lighting along with occupancy sensors in warehouse aisles that were used less frequently provided General Cable with an annual energy savings of $30,000.

Fuji Film:

Fuji Film Holdings America sought out Monterey to retrofit all the lighting at its Southern California office and warehouse. By replacing the metal halide lamps with energy-efficient fluorescent high bay fixtures in the warehouse and new prismatic fixtures throughout the office, Monterey was able to facilitate over $80,000 in annual energy savings and over $100,000 in utility rebates. With the competitive project costs from Monterey and significant energy savings, the payback period for Fuji Film was less than one year.