This type of facility improvement project is an investment in our future and a morale booster for our employees. The team at Unitil worked seamlessly to ensure our business could leverage the incentives. We now have an expanded operation with an improved working environment and lower operating costs.
Main project details
In partnership with Unitil, a comprehensive energy efficiency project was launched for CP Blouin’s large facility, which includes a fabrication shop and administrative headquarters for sales, estimating, project management and finance. New high efficiency heating equipment was installed in the expanded area, with LED lighting and controls throughout the facility. When the CP Blouin employees saw how the new lighting improved the environment of the new space, they decided to invest in a whole-building LED lighting upgrade.
“This project was particularly exciting for Unitil to partner with a customer pursuing investment in high-efficiency LED lighting and Natural Gas equipment,” said Joe Van Gombos, Senior Energy Efficiency Program Coordinator at Unitil. “This has been a great example of multiple efficiency project scopes, covering both of the Unitil services at one site. Most importantly, our customer is going to realize significant energy reduction and cost savings from these investments.”
The upgrades saved CP Blouin more than 96,000 kWh of electricity and more than 1,600 therms of heat, or the equivalent of the energy used by approximately a dozen houses in a year.
With the expansion and energy efficiency upgrades, the company is able to offer a new service to clients involving enhanced product assembly capabilities prior to delivery, as well as an improved work environment for employees.
“Those looking to upgrade or install new heating and lighting systems often can take advantage of efficiency programs to save money,” said Alec O’Meara, Unitil Media Relations Manager. “We are thrilled that CP Blouin was able to take advantage of some of these same programs and save on energy costs while also improving their working space.”