The ICE II freezer warehouse is designed to save more than $408,000 annually at current utility prices and uses 62 percent less electricity than standard storage facilities. The 132,000-square-foot warehouse costs half as much to operate as the old ICE facility, yet it can hold four times more product. The investment to design the warehouse around energy efficiency earned incentives from the local utility, SDG&E®, including nearly $80,000 to offset the cost of energy-efficient Cree LED lighting.
“Utilizing the Cree fixtures was a final touch to an already phenomenal project concerning energy savings. We sought to pursue energy efficiency in every facet, as well as cutting-edge technology, which is clearly demonstrated in the application of these industrial LEDs,” said Phoebe Hamann, Green Building Specialist, LEED AP, Hamann Construction. Hamann stated the ICE II facility is five points above the requirement to achieve Gold rating for certification through the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™.