OAKVILLE, Ont. — A plan to introduce Royal Philips LED lighting at Tim Hortons’ restaurants across Canada and the U.S. has been announced just in time for Earth Day, April 22.
“At Tim Hortons, we are always looking to new technologies and designs to improve energy efficiencies in our restaurants and reduce our overall environmental footprint,” said John Macey, manager, Sustainable Design of the Oakville, Ont.-based Tim Hortons. “Switching to LED lighting is an easy way to save energy while improving the light quality and atmosphere in our restaurants to ensure the best possible guest experience.”
Philips LED fixtures use up to 40-per-cent less energy than fluorescent light bulbs and require less maintenance and replacement. The projected annual energy savings, based on restaurant size, and lighting requirements, is approximately 18,336 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity.
Almost 500 North American Tim Hortons’ outlets are scheduled to receive LED lighting by Dec. 31. The program will save approximately 6,366,780 kilowatt hours of electricity this year.
For more information about Tim Hortons’ commitment to sustainability, visit sustainabilityreport.timhortons.com.