Published on April 29th, 2015 |


Phipps Plaza shows off 35% energy savings with new LED lighting

Phipps Plaza, which joined the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC) in 2013, this week showed off its recently completed large scale LED retrofit project throughout the mall’s common

Included in the new energy efficient lighting at Phipps Plaza is a new custom chandelier in the South Court shown here.

Included in the new energy efficient lighting at Phipps Plaza is a new custom chandelier in the South Court shown here.

areas, resulting in a 35 percent reduction in overall energy usage.

Dewayne Herbert, Simon Property Group general manager at Phipps Plaza, presented the LED retrofit project and other completed projects impacting building performance and operations to other members of ABBC on Tuesday (April 28).

The investment in LED lighting has also produced significant reductions in energy cost, while delivering the high quality of light fundamental to the premium retail customer experience, Herbert told the ABBC audience at a morning meeting and tour of the mall’s upgrades.

Dewayne Herbert

Dewayne Herbert

Herbert also spoke about how the mall’s tenants were engaged in energy saving and waste management as part of the total renovation of the shopping mall.

In addition to the lighting upgrades, other improvements include: repainting the interior, new warm wood accents, an updated railing system, luxury soft seating and lounging areas with Wi-Fi connectivity and chargers, upgraded restrooms and the installation of a hotel-like concierge service center.

“Our patrons will really enjoy these improvements,” said Herbert. “These initial enhancements will provide a visible transformation of the interior environment that will be more consistent with the one-of-a-kind Phipps shopping experience that our customers deserve.”

Major improvements to the parking decks are also planned. All entrances from the parking decks to the mall will be improved with new flooring, lighting and automatic doors to welcome customers.

Lighting in the parking decks will be converted to energy-efficient LED, which will also improve lighting throughout the parking decks.

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