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Industrial Tire Recycling Facility Rubberecycle

1985 Rutgers University Blvd.
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Project Description

Rubberecycle the second largest recycler of rubber tires in the United States. Their industrial facility manages the recycling and reprocessing of used rubber tires into usable products such as playground matting and garden mulch. Their Lakewood, NJ facility is dependent on high quality high intensity discharge (HID) lighting to ensure the highest quality and safety standards.

GreenLight worked with Rubberecyle to replace their existing HID Metal Halide fixtures with advanced T5 High Bay fixtures that increased the light output of their operational spaces while dramatically cutting their energy use. Occupancy sensors were installed to ensure that lighting fixtures were off when works spaces were unoccupied, which was a source of additional savings. GreenLight obtained rebates from the local incentive programs to fund a significant portion of the project cost in order. The rebates combined with the energy savings enabled the project to have a return on investment in less than 1 year.

Results
Annual Utility Bill Savings $47,100
Annual Energy Savings [kWh] 314,000
Annual CO2 Emissions Removed [lbs] 488,418
Annual CO2 Emissions Removed
in Terms of Equivalent Trees Planted
5,681
Annual CO2 Emissions Removed
in Terms of Cars Removed from the Road
46
Annual CO2 Emissions Removed
in Terms of Homes Removed from the Grid
33