The Manufacturing Industry

A 2013 study that surveyed 317 senior executives in manufacturing highlighted that energy efficiency will be critical for profitability over the next 20 years, due to high energy costs and energy price and supply uncertainty. Despite this overwhelming endorsement, only 39 percent of those respondents invested in energy efficiency.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. manufacturing sector consumed 28% (27.6 quads) of all energy in the U.S. in 2006. In 2012, the manufacturing sector accounted for 25% of U.S. energy consumption.

The manufacturing sector has been, and continues to remain, one of the most energy-intensive sectors in the U.S. and around the world. For manufacturers, even a 1% decrease in electricity costs can mean enormous savings.

Expertise and Experience in Manufacturing

Since 1998, Prism Energy Services has been a leader in cost- and energy-saving solutions for the manufacturing industry. Prism’s in-house team of experienced engineers, auditors, and technical experts possess an intimate knowledge of the complex mechanical and electrical building systems found in manufacturing facilities, including metal stamping, injection molding, fabrication, packaging, and others. Prism also possesses specific knowledge of warehousing operations.

Cost-Effective Solutions

Prism leverages its extensive experience and expertise in the industrial sector to identify comprehensive energy efficiency solutions, including:

  • LED lighting, interior and exterior
  • Simple and advanced lighting controls
  • High-efficiency HVAC equipment
  • Specialized HVAC controls
  • Motors and variable frequency drives (VFDs)
  • EC motors on fans
  • Demand controlled ventilation (DCV)
  • Energy management systems
  • Process measures
  • Building envelope improvements

Our goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment throughout the project’s entirety. Prism works closely with operation managers to implement a customized project schedule. By doing so, construction and installation of recommended measures are administered and conducted with little to no disruption of normal business operations.

Financial Analysis

Prism Energy Services identifies and implements the most cost-effective and technically sound energy efficiency solutions. Prism’s engineers and technical experts produce a strategy and present them in a customized, transparent proposal that presents the following:

  • Executive summary
    • Project cost
    • Utility incentive
    • Energy savings
    • Cost savings
    • Out-of-pocket cost
    • Payback and ROI
    • Tax benefits
  • Detailed written scope and cost breakdown

Our Projects

Prism Energy Services has a proven track record of evaluating, designing, and implementing energy efficiency measures for the manufacturing industry. Prism has helped thousands of different manufacturers in New England with energy- and cost-saving solutions. Some of our satisfied customers include:

  • United Solutions
  • Barbour Corporation
  • Cheer Pack
  • General Mills
  • Pepsi
  • Gold Medal Bakery
  • Teddy Peanut Butter
  • Alpha Grainger
  • Cape Seafood
  • Superior Nut Company
  • New England Fertilizer
  • Microsemi
  • Arland Tool & Manufacturing
  • Lutco
  • Metabolix