SunTrust Bank

Portfolio level update for lighting and maintenance savings

After working with Aelux on a pilot project across a mixture of 18 retail and corporate branches, SunTrust Bank was ready to save money and energy across their entire portfolio. SunTrust Bank owns and operates bank branches across 13 Southern States and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Aelux has project managed and upgraded 113 bank branches to-date across their portfolio using efficient fluorescent and LED lighting solutions. Aelux’s management of SunTrust Bank’s portfolio has resulted in quickly realized dramatic cost savings and energy reduction.

Months to Payback

Projected Annual Cost Savings

Metal Halide

Original Fixtures

5 hrs/day, 5 days/wk

Operating Schedule

152,000 sq. ft.

Facility Size


Proposed Solutions

The Project

Aelux performed comprehensive lighting audits on each branch location, including several SunTrust corporate branches, and found ineffcient fluourescent and metal halide fixtures. During each phase of the portfolio retrofit Aelux has recommened lighting designs that considered both interior and exterior lighting with LEDs and efficient fluorescent lights. Aelux has secured rebates across each phase of the portfolio’s project roll-out. SunTrust Bank is projected to experience savings of more than $300,000 annually on their energy costs upon completion.

Environmental Results


2,351,027 kWh

Estimated Annual kWh Saved

GHG Reduction Equivalent to:


• Eliminating emissions from 195 cars
• Planting 27,345 trees