Florida East Coast Railway Reduces Operating Costs with Musco's Light-Structure Green™ System
Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) faced many lighting challenges when it built the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at Port Everglades. Spanning 42 acres, the ICTF's state-of-the-art facility expanded capacity and streamlined the processing of containers from ship to rail. In doing so, FEC needed a lighting solution that met its overall mission of being environmentally friendly and keeping energy and maintenance costs low.
Musco provided a customized lighting system that reduced energy consumption at the ICTF by 55 percent compared to standard lighting technology. The system also includes a comprehensive 10-year warranty backed by Musco's team of trained technicians that will eliminate maintenance costs for the next 10 years. FEC will end up saving more than $800,000 over the next decade in total energy and maintenance costs.
In addition to reducing energy and eliminating maintenance costs, the lighting system had to be designed in a way that would not interfere or disrupt activity at the nearby Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. This was possible by using Musco's Light-Structure Green system–complete from foundation to poletop. Musco's advanced reflector design optimized the light on the surface, cut off-site spill light and glare, and provided the necessary light quality to provide safer operations for workers.
“We’ve optimized our systems to meet the unique lighting needs of ports and terminals around the world. Our systems have made significant improvement on customers’ environmental impact, operating costs, and work environment.”
— Jeff Rogers
Vice President of Developmental Sales