X-Rite Pantone’s Sustainability Efforts Save Them Over $47K Annually!

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, X-Rite Pantone is a global company with locations around the world. Experts in blending the art and science of color, they focus on providing complete end-to-end color management solutions for their clients in every industry where color matters, including automotive, textiles, photography, plastics, film making, and many more.

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New Construction Hotel Shoots for a Green Carbon Footprint!

Woodspring Suites, a newly constructed hotel, recently opened in Wyoming, Michigan.  For their efforts to reduce energy consumption, Woodspring Suites received $16,376 dollars in utility rebates.

The hotel implemented LED lighting in both the interior and exterior of the facility.  They also invested in high efficiency PTAC units and space heating boilers.

Rockford Construction was the General Contractor on the project and worked with MYESCO, a registered trade ally with Consumers and DTE Energy, which allowed Woodspring Suites to utilize their utility rebate programs.

The experts at MYESCO can help you sort through available options/projects that will lower energy costs at your company, while also earning utility incentives.

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Local Non-Profit Receives Five Figure Utility Rebate Check!

The YWCA of West Central Michigan, a non-profit organization, received a utility rebate check for $14,960.76  for implementing energy efficient systems.

A final design was created that showed the newly renovated spaces (lighting, building envelope, HVAC) was 23.11% more efficient than ASHRAE standard.

These upgrades will allow the YWCA to significantly reduce their energy consumption, which will also lower their operational costs far into the future.

Erhardt Construction partnered with MYESCO, a registered trade ally with Consumers Energy rebate program, which allowed the YWCA to utilize their utility rebates.

Has your project received utility rebates? The experts at MYESCO can help you sort through available options/projects that will lower energy costs at your company, while also earning incentives.

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Do Energy Upgrades Really Save You Money?

Energy Upgrades

There are three types of energy upgrades that can occur; existing building retrofits, major remodels, and new construction projects.  In each scenario, significant savings can be achieved from a variety of different areas.  The first is by having an unbiased energy company do research to figure out if there are corresponding rebate opportunities available for the upgrades you’re making.

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This is a vital step in the energy upgrade process.  Including an expert like MYESCO in the planning and design phase can significantly alter the amount of rebates that are available for your project.  The best choices for fixtures, lighting, controls, and mechanicals can be jointly decided upon, allowing your company to realize the largest amount of savings.

For example, if you were remodeling your office and needed 50 new lights, a standard fixture could be used that would allow you to install low-e bulbs.  The alternative would be to consult with a company like MYESCO, who may suggest a different LED fixture and bulb allowing you to become eligible for a $4,000 rebate.  This would likely pay for the entire project.

Payback

Another way of analyzing a project is to look at the projected payback terms for the installation.  Depending on the age of fixtures and systems, payback terms can be a matter of months based on reduced operational costs and rebates available.

For example, an airport maintenance facility was able to obtain $45,000 in rebates for the $85,000 lighting and heating upgrades they performed. Within the first four months of operations, an additional $39,000 was also saved in reduced utility usage for the facility.  Their ROI was quickly achieved and will provide significant savings into the future.

Energy upgrades do save money and a reduction in usage is most scenarios is possible.  It is essential to have an unbiased energy company on hand to properly analyze the energy projects your company is pursuing or already involved in.  If you’re interested in more information about any of the programs or opportunities available in your area, contact us here or email us at info@my-esco.com.

 

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3 Energy Efficiency Measures for Your Business

Energy Efficiency

Government statistics estimate that across the country, 30% of total energy use in buildings is wasted.  As businesses have started to realize the potential billions of dollars that could be saved, energy efficiency has become more of a focal point.  As industrial and commercial buildings become more efficient, they help to protect the environment, save large amounts of money in energy costs, and lower America’s dependence on foreign oil.  Here are three things that most businesses can do to become more energy efficient:

 

1. Technology Driven Plan

One of the largest obstacles to effectively managing the energy use in manufacturing facilities is the ability to identify where the problem areas actually are located.  This is why it is important to gain access to your energy data through upgrades in technology and energy monitoring equipment.  New and improved building automation systems allow for proper analysis of all current systems, allowing management to make energy conscious decisions.  Without the proper technology in place, energy usage is hard to pinpoint accurately and effectively.  

2. Weekend Reductions

Industrial and commercial businesses typically have reduced production times during the weekend, or during the night if no shift work is being completed.  These off hours provide a great opportunity for any business to achieve huge energy savings.  With the proper building management system in place, all systems can be turned down/off to allow for the maximum amount of savings.  Automation of these processes is the best route to take as human error can frequently interfere.

3. Compressed Air Leaks

The purchase of a compressed air system is much lower than the cost of operating and managing the system over time.  This is why it is so important to invest in energy efficiency measures and perform regular maintenance.  A compressed air leak audit will identify all of the leaks in the current system, and repairs performed will bring back immediate savings on your utility power bill.  The industry standard for compressed air leak load in manufacturing facilities is 20%-30% of total output, making this a necessity for any facility that utilizes compressed air.

For more information on different measures your business can take to become more energy efficient, contact us today.

 

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