K-J Amps Down for the Environment

    Just as wine is often best enjoyed years after its original bottling, Kendall-Jackson Winery expects to see the benefits of an energy-efficient lighting solution for years to come.

     The California winery aims to save more than $100,000 annually in energy and maintenance costs as a result of an energy efficiency program that features innovative new lighting from GE Consumer & Industrial.

     “We are taking a holistic approach to increasing energy efficiency,” explains Robert Boller, vice president of sustainability for Kendall-Jackson. “Beyond changing out the lights, we are hoping to be an example of environmental stewardship.

     “Making smart choices at every decision point allows us to have the lowest environmental impact with the highest efficiency.”

     K-J’s move is one of the latest in a series of environmentally-friendly activities being undertaken by wineries up and down California — the state where widespread environmental activism began.

Posted in Wine and the Environment
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