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Wilmington Blue Rocks for Energy Efficient Frawley Stadium

January 06, 2011

(SPORTS TECHNOLOGY)

The Wilmington Blue Rocks, Class A advanced minor league baseball affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, have entered a partnership agreement with City Electric Supply (CES (News - Alert)) by selecting the T5 Retrofit Kit, the most energy-efficient lighting solution on the market. The solution will be installed throughout the property during the lighting renovation of Frawley Stadium.

The Frawley Stadium's infrastructure was built in 1993 by Minker Construction Company and features lighting fixtures which currently use outdated T12 fluorescent bulbs. By selecting T5 Retro Kit, the company has taken an effective step toward an eco-friendly and energy-efficient future insuring sustainability to the original Frawley Stadium.

"The Wilmington Blue Rocks are excited to partner with City Electric Supply and the Green Savings Company for this project. We have been exploring ways to improve energy- efficiency and these two companies have provided a great, cost effective solution for us," said Blue Rocks assistant general manager Andrew Layman, in a statement.

"The T5 Retrofit Kit seemed like the perfect solution for the energy saving project the organization was looking for. It not only provided his facility with instant energy savings, but also qualified for an incentive from Energize Delaware's Efficiency Plus Business Program," said CES Sales Manager Al Subach, in a press release.

Wilmington Blue Rocks have received orders for 250 T5 Retrofit Kits, renovating 125 lighting fixtures on the premises. The organization aims to reduce the facilities lighting costs by 68 percent annually. It will also receive a $5,500 energy-efficiency lighting rebate from the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU), a nonprofit set up to help residents and businesses save energy and money while creating new jobs. The Blue Rocks retrofit project will deliver a complete return on investment in less than 12 months.

The Green Savings Company LLC, a leading provider of energy efficient lighting solutions, and City Electric Supply came together to provide the most beneficial lighting solution for the Blue Rocks organization, providing Frawley Stadium with the perfect alternative to the inefficient 4-lamp T12 fluorescent bulbs being used throughout the facility. 


Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.