Cape Air joined efforts with Cape Light Compact to transform its Hyannis operations center into a net-zero electricity importer on an annual basis, and reduce electricity usage by 25 percent.
Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Inc. partnered with Mass Save to implement the latest technologies at its newly built 100,000 square-foot manufacturing facility – saving over 1.1 million kWh a year.
Gentex Optics received an incentive through the Mass Save program, enabling them to undergo a high performance process cooling system upgrade. Replacing three air cooled chillers with two 250-ton high-efficiency chillers, Gentex achieved a 73 percent reduction in electrical usage and an estimated annual savings of $142,000 and payback of 4.5 years.
Hannaford Supermarkets was looking for a way to improve the overall lighting in the sales areas of their stores while reducing operating costs by saving energy.
Sekisui Voltek, a leading manufacturer of crosslinked polyolefin foam in North America made their Massachusetts manufacturing facilities more energy-efficient by replacing their compressed air system.
Research-based pharmaceutical company, Sepracor expanded the HVAC System capabilities in their facilities while reducing energy usage and costs through the Mass Save program.
South Shore Millwork improved the operational efficiency of their 40,000 square foot, climate-controlled facility by installing energy-efficient processes and equipment.
The Fields Realty Trust company reduced operating costs in its 40,000 sq ft facility by incorporating energy efficiency measures through the Mass Save program.
The Markley Group worked closely with their local utility to develop a long-term plan to increase energy efficiency. Through the Mass Save program, the utility then committed $183,358 in energy-saving incentives for this project, which is 75% of the additional cost of using the new energy-efficient technology.
The Town of Andover was dedicated to a renewed commitment to saving energy and took advantage of Mass Save’s energy efficiency programs – incentives totaling over $457,000. This enabled Andover to install high efficiency lighting systems in the town offices, library, the public safety center, and school administration and school buildings.
By partner with the Mass Save program, the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School was able to build a state-of-the-art school building utilizing sustainable design principles.
West Springfield School Department partnered with Columbia Gas to find energy savings through the investment in high-efficiency natural gas boilers saving the city 27,000 therms annually.
Industry Sector Sheets
Data Center – Many existing data centers can reduce their energy use by 25% - 40% without compromising the integrity of the data housed within their facilities. Learn how Mass Save can help you decrease your energy consumption (kWh/sq ft), improve Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), and identify efficiency gains that can reduce your company’s carbon footprint.
Grocery – Through increased energy efficiency practices, grocery stores can improve overall store environment, making for a more positive customer experience – not to mention the long-term benefits of supporting corporate-wide sustainability initiatives.
Healthcare – Improving the energy efficiency of the healthcare system makes good business sense, for both social and economic reasons. Increased sustainability and reduced energy costs will yield more money for patient care and clinical programs, in addition to contributing to a healthier environment.
Hospitality – U.S. hotels spend almost $4 billion a year on energy costs, and that energy expense is the fastest growing operating cost in the industry. A hotel that can cut energy expenses by just 10% will see an increase in profit margin by $0.62–$1.35 (limited service vs. full service hotels).
Labs – Laboratories use tremendous volumes of exhaust air to flush out potentially hazardous air. This air must be replaced by fresh outside air that is heated in winter or cooled in summer to keep spaces comfortable; often using 4 – 6 times more energy per square foot than a typical office building. Many existing labs have the ability to reduce their energy use by 30 percent or more.
Manufacturing – Energy is a significant, controllable expense for most manufacturers, and energy efficiency is a direct way to reduce this cost while limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Whether making steel, processing cranberry juice, or bagging potato chips, there is great potential for improving energy efficiency.
Municipality – Making smart energy efficiency investments to your municipal facilities can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Municipalities can receive many benefits from implementing efficiency improvements through the mass Save programs.
Property Management – Whether you own a multifamily residential building, office, industrial, or retail property, making smart investments in the efficiency of your property can improve your bottom line. By becoming more energy-efficient, your organization can reduce operating expenses, increase property asset value and enhance the comfort of your tenants.
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