Long & McQuade Strikes a Chord with Energy Efficiency!

Through energy efficient lighting upgrades, Long & McQuade got back $2,340 in takeCHARGE rebates and improved their showroom lighting.

What do you get when you combine a trumpet player and a drummer? A national chain of music stores across Canada, of course! Beginning as a small retail music store in downtown Toronto, Jack Long and Jack McQuade got together and decided to start charging their friends who were “borrowing” their musical instruments. Opening their first store in 1957, expansion soon followed and today Long & McQuade operates over 80 retail locations spanning from British Colombia to Newfoundland and Labrador.

While many customer service principles remain from the founding days, today energy efficiency has become a new priority for the business. In 2017, Long & McQuade updated the lighting in the showroom of their St. John’s retail location. This project included replacing over 240 incandescent bulbs with new more efficient LED bulbs. With a takeCHARGE rebate they got back $2,340 and are saving over $1,500 annually in electricity costs.

“With the help of the takeCHARGE Business Efficiency Program we were able to upgrade our entire showroom for a fraction of the cost and are seeing great savings on our electricity bill” says Tyler Chard, Store Manager. “Not only is it saving us money, but it has also improved the look of the showroom, allowing us to better showcase our selection of beautiful musical instruments.”

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