Improved Operational Efficiency: Self-storage facilities can boost efficiency by installing fully programmable systems connected to LED lighting. These solutions can help lower operating expenses by allowing advanced lighting controls to adjust the lighting in specific areas when occupants are detected through various sensors. Additionally, energy management systems can control assets across a portfolio of properties using a single interface, enabling management to make remote adjustments. By balancing lighting and HVAC usage, owners and operators can collect essential data on facility performance giving decisionmakers the information they need to maximize energy reduction and cost savings.
The Section 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction allows building owners to claim up to $5.00/sq. ft. for qualifying systems associated with energy-efficiency improvements, such as interior lighting and HVAC. US LED partners with self-storage owners and operators to fully take advantage of the deduction and offset efficiency project costs.
Implementation Strategies For Self-Storage Facilities
When self-storage organizations are ready to implement LED lighting into one or more facilities, how can they maximize their return on investment? Owners and operators can work with an experienced lighting provider that understands how to maximize total portfolio-level operational efficiencies and develop a holistic approach to a successful conversion. Some critical activities to consider:
Professional On-Site Lighting Audit: An experienced storage unit lighting expert will assess every area of the lighting system to produce an investment-grade report. A lighting audit will cover everything from current technologies and fixture layouts to existing lighting levels, service panel locations, and other relevant electrical and lighting details.
Project Solutioning: After a self storage lighting audit, a lighting provider will analyze the information gathered to develop a lighting plan that meets the desired outcomes. This plan aims to achieve the recommended light levels for self-storage facilities per IES standards. A qualified lighting provider should also be able to create photometric layouts (or lighting layouts) to simulate the lighting design and help visualize the project's lighting improvements before installation.
ROI Analysis & Rebate Management: The ROI report offers a comprehensive breakdown of the benefits of installing new LED lighting, including energy savings, project payback, cost of waiting, and environmental impact. It also provides information on applicable utility rebates and energy efficiency tax deductions that can help finance the project. Additionally, the report can evaluate the full portfolio for organizations with multiple properties to identify locations with the highest rebates with faster paybacks.
Turnkey Installation: To obtain the greatest benefit with the least effort, it is crucial to have skilled and certified technicians to handle turnkey installation of your LED lighting upgrade and operational efficiency solutions. Using a company experienced in accomplishing these conversions reduces the need for facility personnel involvement.
Switching to LED self storage lighting greatly benefits facilities by reducing operating costs, increasing profitability, and enhancing overall operational efficiency. If you want to unlock the full financial potential of your facility, partnering with US LED is the perfect solution. Our team of self-storage lighting experts will guide you through the process and help you maintain a competitive edge in the industry. Take the first step towards a brighter future today by contacting US LED for an initial assessment.