HD Supply: Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service

HD Supply, Inc. is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. They provide a broad range of products and value-added services to approximately 500,000 professional customers in maintenance, repair and operations, infrastructure and power and specialty construction sectors.

HD Supply’s facility in San Jose, CA was grappling with significant dark areas in the product aisles.  This created an unsafe work environment and posed a real challenge for employees trying to locate stock. They literally had to use headlamps and lights from their cell phones to locate merchandise.

As a leader in the industrial distribution space, HD Supply is dedicated to being a responsible corporate citizen in all aspects of their business. They are committed to taking care of their associates and maintaining environmentally conscious practices.  As such, they wanted to install better lighting to ensure a safer, more productive work environment for their employees.



We Love the new lighting!

  • Higher light levels
  • Positive cash flow
  • Improved working conditions
  • Improved employee productivity
  • Increased facility safety
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Improved operational efficiencies

“It was good walking and talking with you yesterday and a special thank you for providing your innovative SmartWatt services to our location. Before the new lights were put into the building, the associates were forced to wear spotlights on their heads and cell phone flashlights to see the product and read orders in the aisles. Safety was the biggest issue and the main reason I wanted to pursue getting new lighting in the building. Needless to say, the new lighting system in our branch was far overdue and far exceeded any and all expectations that we had. There is a 100% consensus that “We Love the New Lighting.”

Leon Holiday, Branch Operations Manager
HD Supply White Cap

Annual Energy Savings: $36,000
Annual Maintenance Cost Savings: $4,000
Greenhouse Gas Reduction: 262,000 pounds/year



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