Visa Headquarters, Foster City CA

Visa Headquarters, Foster City CA

Visa is a global payments technology company whose USA headquarters are located in Foster City, CA. They are committed to reducing their environmental impact while also increasing efficiencies and lowering costs. Data centers and office buildings energy usage comprise approximately 75% of our greenhouse gas emissions. 

Issue: The light fixtures in the parking garage had reached their useful life and needed replacing. Although the existing fixtures were LED, they were almost 10 years old and significantly less efficient than what is currently available.

Challenges: The current LED and HID fixtures in the garage and entrances were not efficient and were having to be replaced frequently. To ensure compliance with the new California Title 24 building code the new fixtures also needed to have motion sensors to automatically dim when the space is unoccupied. The standard warranty for LED fixtures is five years, but because of previous failures in the garage, Visa wanted a longer warranty term.

Solution: Mynt Systems designed a lighting plan that reduced Visa’s energy consumption by 72% in the garage. By selecting only the most efficient products available and using integrated motion sensors we were able to increase the light output in the garage by 15% when occupied and reduce it by 40% when unoccupied. LED retrofit lamps were used in entrances and hallways reducing energy usage by 50%-80%.