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Property Improvement Lights Up at Newport on the Levee
Thursday, September 01, 2011
The property’s previous high intensity discharge (HID) system 150 watt fixtures were replaced with three lamp linear fluorescents that consume 85 watts instead of 185 watts. The reduction of both the Levee’s consumption and electrical demand will make the Levee more eco-friendly and lessen its carbon footprint. The transition to the new fixtures will ultimately save 946,080 kWh of energy, which is the equivalent of 171 fewer cars on the road each year.
Another advantage of using the fluorescent bulbs is that the lamps last three times longer than the HID system, burning 30,000 hours compared to the 10,000 hour lamp life of HID’s, which saves the staff from a time consuming and what might be considered an unsafe practice of constantly switching light bulbs.
“Our new, eco-friendly parking garage lighting upgrade is not only looking out for the environment, but for our visitors too,” stated Harold Dull, General Manager of Newport on the Levee. “The brighter, more even distribution of light that the new fixtures produce makes the garage extra inviting for our guests.”
In conclusion, the move towards a “greener” Levee will also prove to be a cost effective one. The annual energy cost to operate the new fixtures is $56,000 compared to $122,500 to operate the former fixtures.
About Newport on the Levee
Newport on the Levee is a multi-level urban retail entertainment center located strategically across from downtown Cincinnati on the south bank of the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky. Drawing approximately 3.5 million people per year, Newport on the Levee is the most popular attraction in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area – supported by research performed by Northern Kentucky University’s marketing department. Voted by Zagat as the #1 Mall/Shopping Attraction for Families in the United States, the Levee features a variety of entertainment options such as the 20-screen AMC Theater, the award-winning Newport Aquarium, Star Lanes on the Levee boutique bowling lounge, GameWorks, and the Funny Bone Comedy Club; several national and regional restaurant brands such as Brio Tuscan Grille, Mitchell’s Fish Market, and Brothers Bar & Grill; creative class office tenants i-wireless, Intrinzic, Constellation Brands and Comstock Valuation, along with several specialty shops, carts and kiosks. For more information, visit www.newportonthelevee.com, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, and get connected with the Levee on Facebook and Twitter.