Mike’s Discount Foods opened in November 2021 taking over the old Shopko building at 705 Northland Drive. Prior to opening, the new owners did a complete renovation of the building. They replaced over 1,750 inefficient lamps and fixtures with LED bulbs and fixtures. Mike’s received a utility rebate of $17,000 for the efficient lighting, and they should save $22,000 in annual energy costs. Their refrigeration equipment qualified for additional rebates of $10,000. The efficient equipment included ENERGY STAR® glass door refrigerators; LED lights in the open coolers; and refrigerated cases that have efficient motors, doors, and lighting. The efficient refrigeration equipment should save $17,000 annually over standard equipment. Mike shared, “The LED lighting really highlights our product well. That is a great benefit for us.”
Pictured: Mike’s Discount Foods owner Mike Abernathy, Manager Joel Fischer, Princeton Public Utilities Commissioner Richard Schwartz, Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly, and Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher present a rebate check for $27,000 in energy efficiency improvements.