Savings at a Glance

By participating in the BGE Small Business Energy Solutions program, Pet Depot received financial incentives to update the lighting in its store.

 11 months until payback on project costs
 19,102 kWh/year in energy savings
 $2,483/year in cost savings
 $8,387 in incentives paid

It is said that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But, when learned behaviors offer big rewards, they’re worth repeating! Such was the case for Dan Lyons, co-owner of Pet Depot in Timonium and two-time participant in BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program®.

The family-owned business first took advantage of BGE incentives several years ago to upgrade the lighting in the 7,500-square-foot pet food and supplies store. Since then, both the pet care industry and lighting technology have made significant advancements. Pet Depot now houses one of the area’s only hydrotherapy pools, which helps dogs recover from surgeries and other ailments, while lighting options are now even more energy efficient, so businesses can save more on energy costs.

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  • One successful lighting upgrade through BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program led to another for this pet supply store in Timonium.

  • Changing bulbs over the hydrotherapy pool can be difficult. Longer-lasting LEDs reduce maintenance headaches and costs.