As NASCAR fans know, the Toyota brand is no stranger to the winner’s circle after earning the Sprint title and a first-ever win at the Daytona 500. Jackson’s Toyota Scion is continuing its winning ways as well. Central Ontario’s largest Toyota dealer has served the community of Barrie for more than 40 years. Owner Bob Jackson first had LI improve his dealership’s outdoor lighting. The lighting upgrade included the replacement of over 125 fixtures, including canopy, floodlights, and wall-mounted lights as well as the spotlights for display cars in front of the dealership. The project earned a saveONenergy rebate from Powerstream of over $28,000.
After basking in the glow (and savings) of the outdoor makeover, Bob Jackson called Bill Bogardis of Lumeneering Innovations (LI) back to upgrade the indoor lighting as well. LI is just completing the installation or retrofit of 130 fixtures and over 600 lights in the sales office and service bays which is projected to save at least $16,000 annually and will earn the dealer a$12,000 utility rebate from Powerstream. Both the outdoor and indoor system upgrades included remote and daylight harvesting controls as well as recycling of all the old lamps and ballasts with 10 year of no lighting maintenance costs The result is an industry-leading energy efficient facility that is significantly reducing its carbon footprint.