TORONTO, June 4, 2011 /CNW/ - Canada will be the site of one of the largest replacements of
inefficient lighting ever completed internationally, just in time for
World Environment Day tomorrow. United Nations' World Environment Day,
Sunday June 5, was created to inspire and empower individuals,
communities and businesses globally to take positive environmental
More than 130,000 inefficient incandescent spotlights will be replaced
with energy-saving LED (light-emitting diode) lighting in all Sears
Home and full-line stores across Canada. The retrofit will reduce the
company's electricity use by more than 16 million kilowatt hours (kWh)
per year, saving enough energy to enable 197,000 families to use the
most efficient washing machines for a full year.
Sears Canada is also helping Canadians become agents of positive
environmental change, while saving money in the process -- by banning
the sale of inefficient incandescent and halogen lighting, becoming the
first national retailer to do so.
Earlier this week the company was named the 2011 ENERGY STAR® Retailer
of the Year by Natural Resources Canada for the fourth year in a row.
SOURCE Sears Canada Inc.
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