Our 39 subsidiary companies operate through more than 130 distribution centers across the nation. The Value Energy Solutions team thoroughly reviewed the energy use of the existing lighting program. Value Energy Solutions presented a comprehensive lighting solution that replaces their lighting with new more energy efficient T5 lighting. In total, GMS and its subsidiary companies distribute over 10,000 unique products. Value Energy Solutions, one of the largest lighting installation and lighting retrofit companies in the nation, recently was awarded an energy efficient lighting retrofit project for Colonial Materials which is a distributor of drywall and other building products for commercial and residential construction products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia GMS began operation in 1971 and is the largest independent distributor of drywall products in the United States. Metal Halide lumen loss is about 35%. * Energy Efficiency - Typical 54 watt T5 lamp produces 5000 lumens * Lower Lumen Depreciation - only 5-6% lumen output loss between the rated initial and maintained lumens. The project also incorporated LED wall packs & spotlights for exterior applications. GMS is also a leading distributor of acoustical products including ceiling tile, grid, and FRP panels used in commercial applications. The Value Energy Solutions lighting retrofit programs are offered for all commercial building types including, Warehouse/Industrial Buildings, Educational Facilities, Parking Garages, Hotels, Retail Chains, Apartments and Office Buildings. The company also offers National Account energy-retrofitting services for TBG Energy and provides energy efficiency services for solar, refrigeration units and/motors through our established business partners. In addition to the energy savings, Colonial Materials will dramatically reduce their maintenance costs due to the extended life of the new T-5 lighting fixtures..335. Distributorships and sales opportunities are available nationwide. (GMS) is the largest independent distributor of drywall, acoustical and other specialty building materials in the United States. About Value Energy Solutions Value Energy Solutions is one of the largest energy efficient lighting retrofitting companies in the United States. Realizing the need for building owners, property managers and facility engineers to find ways to conserve energy and cut their operating costs, Value Energy Solutions provides improved energy efficient lighting products as replacements for existing higher wattage fixtures.T5 Lamps are the most energy efficient technology in the fluorescent lighting industry for the cost. * Instant Startup and Restrike - T5 fluorescent lamps start and restrike instantly unlike HID sources which can take several minutes to restrike. * Higher Quality Lighting - T5 lamps have a color rendering Index of 85 while metal halide lamps have a CRI of 65-70. To request more information please email or call Value Energy Solutions, Director of Sales - Chris Owens: chriso@valueenergysolutions. Vapor Tight Reflector T5 units were also used in 2 of the warehouses. In addition to wallboard and acoustical products, GMS distributes metal framing, insulation, ready-mix joint compound, and various other related interior construction products. One of the concerning expenses they faced in their Washington, DC location was the cost of lighting their warehouse space. Value Energy Solutions recommended upgrading the lighting fixtures to 4 & 6 LampT5 (54w) The T5 High Bay fluorescent fixtures have many advantages over traditional lighting. Value Energy Solutions is located at LED Plant Light Factory 1110 Allgood Industrial Court, Marietta, GA 30066. Colonial Materials, a subsidiary of Gypsum Management and Supply, contacted Chris Owens from Value Energy Solutions to help reduce their lighting energy costs.