Fremont Business Park at Christy Street has undergone a complete transformation over the past 18 months. A $2.5 million renovation has upgraded virtually every feature in the complex so that it looks brand new: from the large, formal tiled entries and bright hallways to new bathrooms with granite countertops, a common conference room, and a fabulous fitness facility.
The latest added touch is LED lighting in the parking lot – supplied by Green Machine Light Engine, the oldest manufacturer of outdoor LED lighting in the U.S., and a tenant in another Borelli Investment Company-marketed business complex, Club Auto Sport in San Jose.
Lighting on a Chip
LED lighting is the wave of the future – the fixtures use chip-based light-emitting diodes as the light source. Although the up-front investment is higher, LED lights save an average of 70% on energy costs. That’s not only good for the environment, but it also saves the building owners – and ultimately the tenants – in lower electric bills every year. Payback can take as little as two to four years. And LED costs are expected to decrease as chip technology continues to advance.
60,000 Hours of Use
With LED lights, there are no bulbs to change. Maintenance is minimal. And the lights should last an average of 60,000 hours – or more than 14 years of use! In addition, when the lights finally do die and need to be discarded, there’s no mercury or lead to harm the environment.
Brighter Light and Increased Safety for Tenants and Visitors
Best of all, LED lighting typically provides brighter, more natural light than other alternatives. That means increased safety for the building’s tenants and guests who visit in the evening hours.
Lee Jatta, Borelli’s Property Manager at Christy Street, commented on Green Machine and the new LED lights. “Green Machine Light Engine did a great job on the retrofit and the light output is amazing!” he said. “The result exceeded our expectations – our tenants have said they can see more clearly and feel safer at night. The color is so vibrant, it’s hard to believe that we’ll be saving more than 75% on energy usage – with no bulbs or ballasts to replace. It’s really great for our bottom line.”
Take an Enlightening Tour
To hear the complete story of the new LED installation and see this outstanding office complex in a new light, e-mail Lee Jatta, or call (408) 453-4700 x140. DRE License #01828564