Project Spotlights Energy Efficiency Best Practices



ATI, Cudahy, Wisconsin Facility


ATI, a nearly $3 billion global specialty materials company, is committed to reaching its sustainability goals and significantly lowering greenhouse gas emissions. In the process, ATI is reducing energy and lighting consumption at several of its facilities across North America. Working with the Wesco  Energy Solutions team, ATI completed a lighting upgrade at their Cudahy  facility and used this project to create a ‘best-practice’ guideline for future energy-efficiency projects across its portfolio of properties.


  • Lighting SKU reduction by 80%
  • Total rebate achieved: $145,000
  • CO2 Reduction: 11,775,600 lbs
  • Energy (kWh) reduction: 7,536,975


Our team helped ATI develop a lighting playbook that focused on upgrading  lighting across facilities. This approach helped ATI achieve significant reductions in energy usage, demand, and maintenance expenditures. In addition, the scope of work focused on reducing the overall number of lighting SKUs and streamlining MRO. Approximately 7,000 fixtures were retrofitted from existing HID, fluorescent or incandescent technology to  high-efficiency LED lamps and fixtures. The design team focused on increasing light levels in plant operations areas for better visibility and safety.

By taking advantage of existing utility rebates and creating a cash-flow positive financing structure, ATI was able to complete this lighting project within budget. ATI put a master service agreement in place to allow for multiple service offerings and turnkey lighting projects to be applied towards tiered-pricing incentive goals at year-end.