Sept. 3, 2014: New Orleans Cold Storage Teams with Cascade Energy on Efficiency Initiative
Cost Savings from Pilot Project Leads to Company-Wide Program
PORTLAND, Ore. — Cascade Energy has announced an agreement with New Orleans Cold Storage (NOCS) to maximize energy efficiency at NOCS sites company-wide. Cascade’s energy management services will help reduce facility energy consumption by an estimated 12 percent by the fifth year of the program.
“Energy is typically the second highest cost for big industrial companies. NOCS is taking an aggressive and comprehensive approach to energy management,” said Josh Bachman, Cascade Energy senior engineer and director of customer engagement. “We’ll work with the NOCS team to build a long-term, ongoing strategy that will help control and significantly reduce their energy spend.”
NOCS CEO Mark Blanchard made the decision to implement the program due to the results from a pilot project completed at NOCS’ Jourdan Road site that delivered $160,000 in cost savings in the first year. “Mark has been a great supporter of our work,” Bachman said. “We’re looking forward to supporting the growth of their energy program through a combination of measurement, benchmarking, tune-ups, capital projects, as well as on-site training and technical support.”
A key component of Cascade’s energy management services is the facility tune-up, which delivers cost-effective savings through an operations and maintenance approach, said the company. Tune-ups are applied either to an entire facility or to specific systems, such as refrigeration, compressed air, and boiler systems. Cascade ensures that energy savings are maintained and that additional opportunities for efficiency are pursued by providing regular technical support following the tune-up. Progress is tracked via Cascade’s proprietary energy tracking software, SENSEI®, which the company designed to help drive continuous energy improvement.
For more information about New Orleans Cold Storage, visit www.nocs.com.
For more information about Cascade Energy, visit www.cascadeenergy.com.
Publication date: 9/1/2014