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Efficiency upgrades reduce energy costs $1.2 million annually for 621 7-Eleven stores


Henderson, Nev. -- Efficiency upgrades at 621 7-Eleven stores in California, Washington, and Oregon, will result in an anticipated energy savings of approximately $1.2 million annually.

The upgrades were completed by Castrovilla, a subsidiary of Blue Earth, an energy efficiency and renewable energy services company. The project involved the installation of energy efficient electronically commutated motors, anti-sweat heater controls, evaporator fan controls, gaskets, door closers and strip curtains.

Castrovilla also secured approximately $1.3 million in rebates from various West Coast utilities. The utility incentives offset 100% of both the material and installation costs, which resulted in no out of pocket costs for 7-Eleven. The projected energy savings exceed 9 million kWh and will reduce energy expenses some $9.5 million over the effective useful life of the equipment.

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