Since 1998, Prism Energy Services has been a leader in the evaluation, design, and installation of energy efficiency measures for commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout New England. With energy prices on the rise, building owners are continuously looking for energy cost-saving solutions. We are so proud to help customers save energy and money that we are eager to showcase some of our lighting and non-lighting applications we routinely identify and install. Here’s just a few of our energy efficiency projects we completed in 2016.
United Solutions, founded in 1919, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of plastic housewares, paint, office, and hardware products. The United Solutions 170,000 square foot facility had lighting that needed repair and replacement. Prism worked with United Solutions to identify and install LED lighting solutions that decreased the facility’s energy consumption from 704,700 to 170,400 kWh, a reduction of 76 percent. With its new LED lighting, United Solutions will save 534,000 kWh and over $60,000 annually.
Walker Magnetics, founded in 1896, is a leader in the design and manufacture of a wide range of products for light and heavy industry and the applied sciences. Prism worked with Walker Magnetics to identify lighting solutions for the manufacturer’s outdated fluorescent high-bay lighting, which was no longer bright enough to properly illuminate the work floor. Prism helped retrofit the entire facility with LED lighting, reducing the facility’s electrical consumption by 58 percent. Walker Magnetics is expected to become cash-flow positive in under two years, saving 74,900 kWh on its energy consumption and $10,700 a year on its energy bills.
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based nonsectarian human rights organization powered by grassroots collaboration. UUSC set out to achieve LEED Platinum, a highly ambitious energy project. LEED Platinum is the highest honor awarded to a building by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). UUSC worked closely with Prism to identify both lighting and non-lighting energy efficiency solutions, including:
- LED lighting
- Controls and variable frequency drives (VFDs) on the makeup air unit (MAU)
- VFDs on pumps and a cooling tower
- A building automation system (BMS)
- Energy management kiosk (green kiosk)
UUSC is expected to reduce its energy consumption by 116,000 kWh and save $20,500 a year on its energy bills. Since the project’s completion, UUSC has enough earned points to qualify for LEED Platinum.
Town of Bridgewater, MA
Prism Energy Services has been working with the Town of Bridgewater since 2013. In that time, Prism has installed the following solutions in buildings throughout the Town:
- Interior and exterior LED lighting
- Destratification fans
- New doors
- Programmable thermostats
- Variable frequency drives (VFDs) on pumps and motors
- Pipe insulation
- A programmble logic controller (PLC) system
- An energy management systems (EMS)
The projects were financed through funds from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and utility incentives from National Grid. As of 2016, Prism has helped the Town reduce its energy consumption by 670,409 kWh, save $157,537 in annual energy costs, and reduce its need for fossil fuels with 9,075 in gas (therms) savings. Prism continues to work with the Town in 2017 on another energy efficiency project.