Lighting Assessment Shows Significant Savings Potential in Dauphin Precision Tool’s Facility

PennTAP completed a lighting assessment and compressed air leak check at Dauphin Precision Tool’s two facilities. The assessment shows that Dauphin Precision Tool will see an annual savings of $47,000 by upgrading the lighting system to LEDs and fixing the compressed air leaks.

Lighting Assessment Yields Potential Savings of $33,000 for Mifflin County Nonprofit

The Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation (MCIDC) facility consists of multiple buildings leased by various businesses. An analysis of five of those buildings by a team of PennTap technical advisors and students determined that upgrading the lighting in those five buildings could save 164 tons of greenhouse emissions (or approximately 387,000 kWh of electricity) annually, equaling a savings of $33,000 per year.

Energy Upgrades Help Kurtz Bros. Realize Savings Annually

PennTAP helped Kurtz Bros. realize a total short-term annual savings of $12,000 by adding insulation and controlled heating, and identified the long-term annual savings of $86,500 by upgrading to natural gas IR heaters. PennTAP plans to assist the company with a grant application of $35,500 through United States Department of Agriculture and Rural Energy for America Program.

PennTAP Helps XMP LLC Pitch Products, Gain Grant Money

With PennTAP’s help, XMP LLC was awarded $14,000 via three separate student competitions in the 2015–16 fiscal year. In addition, XMP LLC was awarded a Penn State Learning Factory engineering student project and won a First Place Award. XMP LLC also completed the Ben Franklin TechCelerator program and has currently established their business in Penn State Innovation Park.