Zappos Garage Lighting Retrofit

Here’s a story to brighten your day! ;) On May 29th, we completed a retrofit of the Zappos South Garage’s lighting by replacing the old, yellow high-pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures with bright white, energy-efficient induction lighting fixtures. The Zappos garage is quite large and offers parking for more than 600 cars.

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Garage lighting retrofit projects are the ultimate low-hanging fruit in the sustainability world. In addition to providing superior illumination, the Zappos retrofit is projected to reduce the annual energy consumption of the garage by two thirds! That’s 323,000 kWh/year; the equivalent of roughly 25 homes and a reduction of 223 metric tons of CO2e emissions.

Induction lighting is really cool and dates back more than a century to when Nikola Tesla advanced the technology in the 1890s. Induction is unique because the power required to generate light is transferred from outside the lamp envelope to the gas inside via an electric or magnetic field. Benefits of induction include long life spans, low heat output and excellent color. The Zappos induction lamps are even more advanced. The lamps have two brightness levels, dimming controls, daylight sensors and occupancy sensors – reducing the “ON” hours and saving even more energy!

Check out more awesome news from LEAF at Zappos.com/LEED, Twitter: @ZapposLEAF and on Instagram: @Zappos_leaf       

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Freewaters Summer Must Haves

Oh summer how we love thee! Let us count the ways. From impromptu weekend road trips to beach bummin’ it with friends, summertime really is the best time to wear super comfy Freewaters flip flops or sneakers on your feet!

Below are our Freewaters* picks for enjoying the summer to the fullest:

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Women's

1. Freewaters "Mariposa" Flip Flops

2. Freewaters "Kitz" Flip Flops

3. Freewaters "Sunshine" Flip Flops

 

Men's:

1. Freewaters "Rocker" Flip Flops

2. Freewaters "Randy" Hemp Slip-ons

3. Freewaters "GPS" Flip Flops

 

* The purchase of one pair of Freewaters™ provides clean drinking water for one individual for one entire year.

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Father's Day Gift Ideas

Dad’s special day is just around the corner, but it’s certainly not too late to find a gift that shows him how much you appreciate him!

We’ve rounded up some of our favorites for every kind of dad—whether he’s a BBQ connoisseur, a tech geek or a little bit of everything:

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1. STM Bags “Sequel” Medium Shoulder Bag

2. Quicksilver NFL® Flip Flops

3. Beats by Dre Studio™ Over-Ear Headphones

4. Hex “Icon” Wallet for the Galaxy S4®

5. Waring Pro Cordless Wine Opener

6. Wusthof 10-Piece Stainless Steak & Carving Set

7. Fossil “Qualifier” Stainless Steel Watch

8. Brenthaven “Collins” Laptop Sleeve 15.4”

9. Picnic Time 18-Piece BBQ Tool Set

10.Keurig K45 Elite

11. John Varvatos “Artisan” Eau de Toilette *


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*Please Note: This item is considered a hazardous material by the DOT due to the alcohol content, and any orders containing it will be shipped via UPS Ground service. At this time, we cannot ship this item to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, any international locations, P.O. Boxes, or military addresses (APO/FPO). You may want to consider placing a separate order for this item, as it will cause your entire order to be shipped via ground shipping.

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New Brand Spotlight: Berard

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Since 1892, Berard® has produced olive wood kitchen tools and accessories at its headquarters near Provence, France. Berard uses only the finest Mediterranean olive wood—with its distinctive grain and gorgeous patina—to craft unique, stylish utensils, cheese boards, storage canisters, and other top-quality kitchen products. The quality and character of Berard workmanship result from more than a century of traditional methods and expertise applied by artisans who have passed down their skills from one generation to the next.

Naturally strong and elegant, olive wood is known for its intense grain and characteristic variations, making each hand-crafted Berard piece unique. To help maintain olive wood’s original luster, Berard suggests that you occasionally apply a light coat of food-safe mineral oil or beeswax.

Berard’s olive wood products provide years of enjoyment in the kitchen and home. Enjoy!

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Inspired By: New Nautical

If you’ve ever thought of nautical style as being “too preppy”, it’s time to take a fresh look at the latest iteration of this quintessential summertime staple! Today’s new nautical is less yacht club and more laidback-cool, making it totally wearable for everyday life.

Check out our effortlessly chic take on nautical:

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1. Splendid “Blue Ridge” Stripe Dolman Tee

2. French Connection “Prim Lady” Shoulder Bag

3. Big Star “Alex” Mid Rise Skinny in Deep Sea

4. Frye “Quincy” Tie Boat Shoes