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Manufacturer Saves $52,000 Per Year after SEP Certification

Linda Hardesty

Specialty plastics manufacturer HARBEC improved its energy performance 16.5 percent to earn Platinum certification in the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program administered through the US Department of Energy. HARBEC also conformed with the international energy management standard ISO 50001. A case study from the Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) says   …Continue Reading


ISO 50001 Helps Canadian IBM Plant Saves $502,000 Per Year

Linda Hardesty

IBM’s only manufacturing plant in Canada – the Bromont plant – is ISO 50001 certified and, in 2013, saved $502,000 in energy savings from 36 projects. In August 2012, the Bromont team volunteered to be a pilot IBM plant to achieve ISO 50001 certification. To attain the energy management certification, IBM Bromont developed performance indicators linked   …Continue Reading


Leviton Introduces Industrial-Class Meter

Karen Henry

Leviton has expanded its line of VerifEye submetering products. The three-phase Series 4000 Industrial ModBus Smart Meter offers measurement and verification of electrical use across a range of industrial, commercial, institutional and government cost-allocation, and energy-conservation applications. The VerifEye Series 4000 meters provide universal voltage and CE safety compliance, wall and DIN Rail mounting options   …Continue Reading


Manufacturer Saves 50% on Energy with LED Retrofit

Linda Hardesty

Badger Meter – a manufacturer of fluid flow measurement and control products – completed a retrofit that replaced nearly 8,500 fluorescent lamps with LED products across various operations in its 315,000-sq-foot manufacturing and office facility in Milwaukee, Wis. The company wanted to save energy but also increase light levels for its nearly 500 employees in   …Continue Reading


Andalay Solar Partners with Highpower

Karen Henry

Andalay Solar is collaborating with Highpower International, a developer and manufacturer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries, to launch a pilot project that will provide technologically advanced energy storage systems for Andalay Solar customers and enhance system performance while keeping the cost affordable and viable. The energy system is designed to help customers avoid   …Continue Reading


NY Manufacturer Highlights Benefits of ReCharge NY Program

Karen Henry

The ReCharge NY (RNY) power program was spotlighted by the New York Power Authority, which administers the program, and Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V), a RNY customer. H&V is among 48 business and not-for-profit operations in the region benefiting from the program. H&V began receiving RNY power in 2013. Not only is the low-cost power helping to   …Continue Reading


New Energy Buying Group Formed in Massachusetts

Karen Henry

More than 30 founding partner companies have signed up to join the Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC), a buying group of manufacturers that reduces energy costs by purchasing energy supply in bulk. The companies, located in regions throughout the Commonwealth, include Northeast Real Estate Solutions, of Harvard, United Tool and Machine in Wilmington, CSH Industries   …Continue Reading


Noribachi Announces New Distribution Programs, Product Advancements, Revenue Growth

Karen Henry

Noribachi has announced new distribution programs, product advancements and substantial revenue growth for the first half of 2014. Several off-the-shelf fixtures are now available for purchase under the company’s new Quickship and Distributor Stocking programs. The Quickship Program features a selection of the most popular LED fixture and light engine retrofit configurations from the standard custom   …Continue Reading


3 MW Solar Array Powers BMW Factory

Linda Hardesty

BMW installed 11,500 260kw solar PV panels on top of the firm’s MINI production plant in Oxford, United Kingdom. The 3 MW array, which covers 20,000 square meters, is supplying power to the recently opened body shop production line where more than 1,000 robots are in operation building new MINI hatchback cars. The installation includes   …Continue Reading


Solar Trade War Escalates

Linda Hardesty

The US Commerce Department has determined that some Chinese solar manufacturers are getting around trade policies by locating their factories in Taiwan, and the agency has proposed expanding its penalties on selling solar modules at unfairly low prices, reports Bloomberg. The Commerce Department could institute duties as high as 165 percent for some Chinese manufacturers   …Continue Reading


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