Compo Acres Shopping Center holds a strong position in the market and a high demand from quality national tenants for available space. This offered an opportunity to upgrade the look and operational efficiencies at the center. The center now has a fresh new façade and uses efficient LED lighting.
Kirkman Shoppes was an antiquated shopping center with a poor layout and inefficient building systems. We transformed the property into a well thought out and efficient shopping center, installing 25 LED parking lot lights, estimated to save 182,000 KWH per year, and utilizing native & drought tolerant landscaping.
South Beach Regional is the original power center in this market, but we knew we could take it to the next level. We recycled 90% of the construction waste generated from the Trader Joe’s building construction and 50% of the waste generated from the façade improvements. LED light fixtures were used throughout building areas and LED strips to accommodate backlighting on new façade elements.
When our grocery tenant vacated Alafaya Commons, it was an opportunity for us to re-tenant, revitalize, and transform this property. In addition to demolishing the existing structure to make way for something new, 38 high-efficiency LED fixtures were installed that use 80% less energy than the old metal halide technology, reclaimed asphalt was reused and cool roofing materials were installed.
The recent transformation of Lake Mary Centre was the culmination of a perfect storm. Multiple anchor lease expirations, increased tenant demand, and a hot retail environment made this property a perfect candidate for a redevelopment opportunity. 80% of total construction waste was recycled and 125,000 SF of cool roofing materials was installed.
Boynton Plaza is an important center for Equity One and was ripe for redevelopment. Since this property hadn’t been improved since 1999, we knew we could meet the needs of our tenants and improve the site’s efficiency. 100% of the total construction waste generated (3,274 tons) was recycled. In addition, 67 pole-mounted LED fixtures were installed, estimated to save more than 200,000 KWH per year.
Equity One has continued its commitment to monitor waste stream activities on an annual basis and to identify areas for improvement in order to reduce the overall waste material that is sent to landfills from our corporate offices, our satellite offices and our operating properties. Our results in 2014, as compared with traditional waste stream activities prior to our efforts to implement efficiencies, represented the equivalent of 39,651 cubic yards of landfill space saved.
Total Waste Diversion
for properties in 2014
During 2014, Equity One completed LED lighting conversions at 7 properties where metal halide fixtures were previously used. As a result of these conversions, we were able to significantly reduce common area energy consumption while realizing major lighting quality improvements in the parking lot areas at each of the subject properties. The LED conversion that took place at Serramonte Center, when combined with additional lighting controls that were implemented, resulted in reduced energy usage of 200,000 kwh per year.
LED Fixtures Converted
from metal halide fixtures
Over the last 3 years, Equity One was able to utilize cool roofing practices on 545,499 square feet. By using cool roofing materials whenever possible throughout our portfolio, we are able to significantly increase the amount of ultraviolet light reflected from a building, which results in a reduced heat load on that building and considerable energy savings, among other benefits.
Cool Roofing Replaced
of total sq. ft. in 2013
Cool Roofing Replaced
of total sq. ft. in 2013
As part of our ongoing efforts to support use of alternative transportation in the communities where Equity One does business, we have identified several future sites where we plan to install additional electric car charging stations. In the near future, Equity One has made the decision to install new charging stations at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza, Westbury Plaza, Buckhead Station, South Beach Regional, Sheridan Plaza and Shops at Skylake. Car charging stations were previously installed at Equity One’s Boca Village, Serramonte and Potrero.
Car charging stations
at existing properties
Car Charging Stations
for future properties
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