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Opportunity: A roofing systems manufacturing facility in Illinois wanted to reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs without compromising the quality of its workplace lighting.
WESCO/EESCO Solution: EESCO Joliet recommended replacing existing 400-watt metal-halide lighting fixtures with new T8 fluorescent bay fixtures. The longer life fluorescent lamps will save the customer $113.88 per fixture in annual maintenance costs. Thus far, 40 fixtures have been replaced, offering a total annual maintenance savings of $4,555, and a projected annual energy savings of $15,000 to $20,000. More fixtures are slated for future replacement, with a total projected annual savings of $45,000 to $50,000 upon completion.
Result: $4,555 Maintenance Savings Plus $15,000 to $20,000 Energy Savings this Year!
Opportunity: A roofing systems manufacturing facility in Illinois wanted to upgrade its older automation controls to more efficient data-collection systems, as well reduce engineering costs on future similar upgrades.
WESCO/EESCO Solution: The EESCO Joliet Branch scheduled a visit to the facility and assisted with the upgrade. The project integrated plant-floor data from the facility into useful reports. The facility saved $7,000 on installation costs by using Ethernet networking versus traditional wiring methods. The customer has standardized on using Ethernet communication to solve its automation needs and will continue to convert new and existing projects to Ethernet solutions.
Result: $2,500 in Free Application Engineering!