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Look who’s going green now: Nascar

BY Ken Clark

Nascar has often been criticized as America’s anti-green pastime. But an article in Tuesday’s New York Times describes the auto-racing association’s efforts to embrace sustainability.

The article, "Going green is good business for gas-guzzling Nascar," points to the largest recycling program in sports, solar panels and racetracks and fuel made of an ethanol blend as highlights of Nascar’s eco-program.

Through a partnership with an automotive fluid-recycling firm Safety-Kleen, Nascar will save some 225,000 gallons of fluid. This year, the official fuel of Nascar has been Sunoco Green E 15 ethanol blend.

The Times quoted Michael Lynch, hired by Nascar in 2008 to head up a green initiative: "The incongruity is part of what makes going green in this sport so impactful," he said.

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LED Relight kit is designed for retrofits

BY HBSDealer Staff

Atlanta-based Acuity Brands expanded its LED indoor ambient lighting portfolio with the launch of the Lithonia Lighting RTLED Relight assembly kit. The kit is designed to bring the advantages of LED lighting to renovation projects. 

The easy one-to-one fixture replacement installs from below the ceiling and offers a high quality of light with the added benefit of energy savings. The energy savings can be maximized by the use of advanced LED lighting technology, full range dimming, and flexible, intelligent control options.

“The ability to offer a retrofit LED product that upgrades the quality of light and improves energy savings is a unique solution,” said Dave Ranieri, Acuity Brands Lighting VP and general manager, Lithonia Lighting Commercial Indoor Products.

 

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Floor & Decor store opens in Orange County

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Floor & Decor Outlets of America has opened again, this time in Orange County, Calif., according to an article in the Orange County Register

The 70,000-square-foot store opened in Santa Ana on Sept. 1. Founded in 2000, Atlanta-based Floor & Decor operates 25 stores in 15 U.S. metropolitan markets. 

Floor & Décor focuses specifically on flooring, which is displayed in a warehouse setting. Pricing is low, products are available in stock, and the assortment changes daily. 

“We are a value-conscious retailer appealing to a diverse clientele – from contractor to DIY homeowner to interior designer," President Bryant Scott told the newspaper. 

Bryant served as president of Expo Design Centers, from 1999 to 2001. Home Depot closed its high-end remodeling stores in 2009.

 

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