Briscoes Retail Store - Te Rapa, Hamilton

The Briscoes Group engages Aotea to undertake the maintenance into their 85 sites

nationally so Aotea has worked closely for the past 4 years with the Briscoes property

team to assist in reducing their power consumption and more importantly reduce the

annual spend on the cost of maintaining aging lighting through their stores.

Aotea and their sustainability partner Nu Green Solutions NZ looked at what was going to

be achievable and acceptable in lighting performance with the changing dynamics in retail

lighting, lowering the overall power consumption of the store, sourcing a fitting that

offered the best value for money along with an extended warranty plus undertaking the

works in a way which has minimal disruption to the store ensuring the ability to continue

trading while the work was being undertaken.

Through the experience gained in undertaking the retrofit works on previous Briscoes and

Rebel Sport sites nationally with the removal of the exiting lighting and associated

suspended ceiling, Aotea have meet the program that was committed too at the beginning

of the project with all stakeholders including re-directing existing services such as security

and data cabling, re designing, installing and certifying the new emergency lighting


The results across both stores being that the overall lighting levels have improved by 33%

whilst saving approximately $50K per year in direct power saving and reduced annual

maintenance cost with the 5 year parts and labour warranty on the product.