Business Briefs

Sep. 10, 2013 @ 05:38 PM

Durham’s Cree lights up American Tobacco to save energy

DURHAM – More than 1,000 LED interior and exterior lights from Durham-based lighting company Cree Inc. have been installed at the downtown American Tobacco campus as part of an energy efficiency upgrade.

Campus executives worked with engineers from Duke Energy’s SmartBuilding Advantage and from the engineering design firm Building Intelligence Group to identify improvements that could be made to help the campus to reduce its energy consumption, according to a news release.

Other upgrades to the campus included lighting control and demand control upgrades to stop constant energy usage. The campus is expected to use about 18 percent less energy from the efficiencies, according to a news release.