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SanMar Distribution Centers

SanMar Distribution Centers

Reduced Energy Consumption

Location: Minnesota, Florida, Ohio & New Jersey
Facility Size: 3.3M+ sq. ft combined
Environment: Distribution Center
Installation Type: Retrofit


Relumination has a long history of working with SanMar with their property management group, Lake Washington Partners. Since 2018, Relumination has worked to upgrade distribution centers in Florida, Ohio, Minnesota, and New Jersey. SanMar, founded in 1971, has always placed a great value on sustainability and improving the impact they put on the planet. Knowing that their distribution centers consumed a lot of electricity and generated a lot of hazardous waste, they sought to improve the lighting and their carbon footprint.


Energy-hungry and maintenance-laden fluorescent fixtures were replaced with LEDs that incorporated smart controls within the warehouse areas. Within the warehouse areas, light levels were improved by as much as 50% in some areas creating safer and healthier working conditions for the 1000+ people that work at each facility. Office and exterior lighting was replaced with LEDs which consume up to 80% less energy and last 20+ years.

Measured Benefits


Annual Energy Savings


Annual Maintenance Savings


Utility Incentives


10 Year Cost Savings




Light level improvements for safety and productivity
Supported company’s environmental sustainability program
Improvements in operational efficiency and worker productivity
Energy and Maintenance Cost reduction

Environmental Impact

5.5M+ kWh Saved Annually
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from 840 Passenger Vehicles Driven for One Year
Greenhouse gas emissions from 1,349 tons of waste sent to the landfill
CO2 Emissions from 491 Homes’ Energy Use for One Year
Carbon Sequestered by 4,613 Acres of US Forests in One Year