United Solutions Achieves a New Solution: Energy Efficiency
United Solutions, a manufacturer of high-quality plastic housewares, paint, office, and hardware products, has upgraded its Leominster, MA-based 170,000 square foot manufacturing facility to LED lighting. The company is expected to save over $60,000 a year with a project payback period of only 1.3 years.
In the manufacturing area, 234W T5 highbay lights were replaced with 86W LEDs, which have, on average, 75,000 hour longer lifespans than T5s. Motion sensors were also installed in select areas of the facility that are occupied intermittently. In the office space, 88W and 60W T8 lighting were replaced with LEDs.
"The professional staff at Prism Energy Services was great to work with on our 2016 lighting project," says Dave Zephir, Engineering Manager at United Solutions. “Prism was able to get us good incentives, along with improved lighting and years of energy savings."
United Solutions received over $133,000 in utility incentives from National Grid. United Solutions is estimated to reduce its energy consumption by over 534,000 kWh and save over $60,600 on its annual energy bills. The company is expected to become cash flow positive in under 16 months.
About United Solutions
United Solutions was founded in 1919 by Eugune L. Tourigny as United Comb & Novelty Company in Leominster, MA. In 1977, Edward W. Zephir Jr. acquired the business from the Tourigny family. The company rebranded itself in 1986 as United Plastics. Twenty years later, the company is now known as United Solutions and endeavors to manufacture high-quality products at the best value to its customers.
About Prism Energy Services
Prism Energy Services is an energy efficiency company, headquartered in Quincy, MA, that specializes in the evaluation, design, and installation of cost-effective energy efficiency measures for commercial, industrial, and municipal customers. Since 1998, Prism Energy Services has been a leader in providing clients with innovative energy efficiency solutions. We support a quality business environment for customers, patrons, and employees, while lowering monthly energy costs by up to 30%. Learn more at www.prismenergyservices.com.
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