December 12, 2010

Want a lump of coal with your coffee?

You no longer have to fear having coal with your coffee at Starbucks now that the company has just completed a two-year process of replacing incandescent and halogen lamps in their stores with LEDs.

What's the connection with coal, you ask?  Starbucks' green decision is expected to reduce lighting consumption by approximately 80 percent. That's nearly $.60 per square foot and we know their stores have a LOT of square feet.  Efficient lighting could replace the equivalent of 26 large-scale coal-fired power plants in the U.S. alone, according to UNEP.

Check out the en.lighten initiative website too.