Our Works


Once a Chicago movie theater, Forbidden Root now stands as a beautiful botanic brewery and restaurant. Verde helped Forbidden Root become more energy efficient mid-December, 2017. We improved their lighting (interior, exterior and exit signs) and refrigeration, and installed many control measures such as smart powerstrips and occupancy sensors. In any commercial kitchen, a bright and well-lit kitchen is a safer kitchen. LEDs automatically are better suited than fluorescents to provide a better, more evenly distributed light. There are usually two options when it comes to increasing lighting energy efficiency: new fixtures or retrofits.


Building Type Restaurant & Brewery
Total Project Cost $6,466
Incentives Rebate $4,573
Reduction in Energy Consumption $2,623 saved annually 31,877 kWh
Return on Investment 0.5 years

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