Midwest Lumination enables end user energy reduction through Orion Energy Systems partnership
The company has recently been involved in a retrofit project involving nearly 1,900 of Orion's Compact Modular high intensity fluorescent fixtures at a Central Steel and Wire Company facility in Chicago. The project decreased Central Steel and Wire's energy consumption by more than 2.7 million kilowatt-hours -- a reduction of approximately 60%.
Manitowoc, WI -- Through its partnership with Orion Energy Systems Inc., Midwest Lumination, is helping its customers save money, reduce energy consumption and improve the environment, while increasing its own revenues.
The company, a division of Industrial Battery Products, has recently been involved in a retrofit project involving nearly 1,900 of Orion's Compact Modular high intensity fluorescent fixtures at a Central Steel and Wire Company facility in Chicago. The project decreased Central Steel and Wire's energy consumption by more than 2.7 million kilowatt-hours -- a reduction of approximately 60%.
As a result of the reduction, Central Steel and Wire will decrease carbon dioxide emissions by 37,700 tons over the life of the replacement fixtures, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Central Steel and Wire also will reduce the amount of sulfur dioxide by 150 tons and nitrogen oxides by 58 tons during the life of the fixtures. Carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are considered harmful greenhouse gases.
In addition to the Central Steel and Wire project, Midwest Lumination also retrofitted two Fellowes Inc. facilities, one in Hanover Park, IL, and the other in Las Vegas -- which resulted in a more than 970,000-kWh reduction, a 52.8% decrease in light-related energy use.
Fellowes will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 13,240 tons over the life of the fixtures as a result of the retrofit project, according to the EPA. In addition, Fellowes will reduce the emission of sulfur dioxide by 52 tons and the emission of nitrogen oxides by more than 20 tons during the life of the fixtures.
For more information, visit www.midwestlumination.com .
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