Albany is a chain of independently owned retail shops across Ireland specialising in home decorating materials including Paints, Wallpapers, Lighting, Window Fabrics & Furnishings and Decorating Tools.
At Albany stores you will find most leading brands of paint including Dulux, Crown, Colourtrend, Fleetwood, Little Greene and Ronseal. We are also exclusive Stockists of the premium quality Albany® and Traditions® ranges of paints. We also carry a large range of specialist paints, primers, varnishes and timber coatings to suit all surfaces and applications. Apart from paints, Albany stores carry an extensive range of wallpapers and many have curtain, fabrics and blinds showrooms as well as lighting.
Albany shops enjoy a reputation for personal attention and advice. Professional guidance from trained knowledgeable staff is the hallmark of Albany stores. Our decor experts will help you with colour schemes and full decor interior design advice. Many Albany stores conduct extensive trade with professional decorators and are always keen to specify and quote for trade requirements.
THE CHALLENGE & SOLUTION
Albany wanted to save energy while improving the working environment for its employees. The solution designed by Electric Skyline for the office and shop floor area, has contributed to energy saving and efficiency. After years of using an energy sapping lighting system, The Albany team was ready for better quality lighting that required less maintenance.
The lighting upgrade included the replacement of 113 fluorescent lighting with 102 energy efficient LED fittings. This resulted in a saving of 70%, payback in just 1.9 years.
BENEFITS OF UPGRADE
Cleaner, brighter appearance for customers and employees with an immediately increase of light levels. Also, with an instant reduction on maintenance and reduction of energy usage. After the retrofit, Albany is experiencing better visual acuity and the showroom is now brighter and cleaner looking.
Albany achieved a number of benefits as a result of its lighting upgrade. The efficiency and longevity of LED products should save the company more than €2,429 per year, Maintenance costs will plummet, the company’s carbon footprint has been reduced by more than 7.0 Tons and SEAI Grant provided the client with further savings of 30%. Perhaps, the best benefit of all is that the showroom is now brighter and cleaner-looking. Employees and customers experience better visual acuity.
Annual Energy Savings: €2,429
Estimated ROI: 1.9 years