PennTAP technical advisors and PennTAP’s Penn State Greater Allegheny engineering student intern visited the facility to collect data and assess potential heating, air conditioning, and lighting energy upgrades. Efficiency estimates include an overall savings of 15%, or $14,200 annually, of the site’s total energy use.
PennTAP’s energy analysis helped Firth Maple Products expect a total cost benefit of $33,000 per year from a $90,000 total project improvement cost, giving a simple payback of 2.7 years. Firth Maple also received a $22,000 USDA REAP grant award.
PennTAP’s recommended energy saving from heating system improvements would save Huntingdon Fiberglass an estimated $12,500 annually. The implementation cost is $4,200, giving a simple payback period of approximately four months.
PennTAP’s energy analysis determined that by purchasing a pre-heat chamber, the electric energy consumption is expected to decrease by 23% of the site’s total energy use, or $18,200 per year, giving a simple payback of 2.8 years.
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PennTAP assisted EarthNet Energy with improving their website ranking and social media marketing. The return on investment reported through the economic benefits survey was $3,000 in cost avoidance, $3,000 in capital expenditures, two jobs created or retained, and approximately $36,000 in total economic benefits.
The Anvil facility sustainability team, along with PennTAP advisors and Penn State students, suggested energy assessment improvements that resulted in a 33% reduction in electricity per compressor, a $65,000 cost savings per year, a savings of 400,000 kWh annually, and a reduction in 25 million gallons of water.
Medimmune’s commitment to energy efficiency resulted in an energy performance improvement of 8.5% in three years. Cost savings from reduced energy use and more efficient maintenance and operating practices at the Gaithersburg campus exceeded $1 million per year.
PennTAP helped GreenTowers with website assessment and an intensive search engine optimization training session. After improvements, GreenTowers reported preliminary estimated economic benefits of $30,000, including a $25,000 sales increase, two days saved, and an $850 cost savings.
PennTAP staff helped Mack Trucks participate in Pennsylvania’s ISO 50001/Superior Energy Performance (SEP) Demonstration Project to improve energy performance in lighting, the air compressor system, and HVAC controls and system efficiency, which led to, over a 10-year period, approximately 40% in verified energy savings.