A Fresh Start for Champions
Champions Fitness Club has been a popular fitness facility and tennis center for the city of Waterville, Maine. For decades, families have been coming to Champions to improve their health and spend quality time together. In 2014, Champions was almost forced to close its doors for good due to high repair and maintenance costs. However, when its current owner bought the building, the popular fitness club was able to get a fresh start. Now, Champions Fitness Club owners are making improvements, one by one.
Better and Brighter
Champions chose to use Big Shine Energy as their energy savings provider. They already had LED lighting throughout their facility, except in one place- the tennis courts. Knowing the benefits of LED lighting, the building owners were ready to make the switch. Still, trying to find a suitable replacement for their metal halides proved to be a difficult task. Lighting companies were proposing fixtures that weren’t as bright. The ROI was too high. The energy savings weren’t worth the cost of replacing their existing lights. These were the concerns of the club owners and anyone could understand why. However, once Big Shine Energy came into the picture, that search was over. By using the TK1 300W from Big Shine LED, Champions players could play indoor tennis in next-to-natural lighting.
Reaping the Benefits
Their facility is now saving 94,200 kWh per year. Over a five-year period, they will have saved $39,930 in energy costs from lighting. Big Shine Energy’s consultant for this project worked together with Efficiency Maine, the state’s rebate funding program. They were able to provide extra savings for the club owners. Champions Fitness Club is now participating in the environmental movement with Big Shine Energy and is one step closer to approaching zero.