Energy Managers Save $340,000 in 2016 Energy Costs

Companies recognized through this year’s Colorado Industrial Energy Efficiency Awards were, (left to right): Rick Merlino, Carestream Health; Ian Luders, Avery Brewing; Cole Sigmon, Boulder Wastewater; Kathleen Staks, CEO Executive Director (who presented the awards); Mark Smith, Keysight Technologies; and Gregg MacDonald, Corden Pharma. Photo by: Heatheryn Higgins, Colorado Energy Office.

 

Carestream Health, Corden Pharma, Keysight Technologies, and Boulder Wastewater Treatment Facility Recognized for Energy Efficiency Achievements

BOULDER, CO (May 26, 2017) In 2016, energy managers at four Colorado industrial companies saved their organizations a total of $340,000 on energy costs, by implementing a variety of energy efficiency projects.  For their efforts, all were recognized through this year’s Colorado Industrial Energy Efficiency awards, presented by Kathleen Staks, director of the Colorado Energy Office. The event was held Thursday, May 25 at Avery Brewing in Boulder.

The annual recognition program is coordinated by the Colorado Energy Office and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), a public interest organization promoting greater energy efficiency in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Boulder’s 75th St. Wastewater Treatment Facility received the top honor for achieving total energy savings in 2016 of 8 percent, mainly through improved process monitoring and more efficient operating practices.

The other three companies that were recognized -- Carestream Health, Corden Pharma and Keysight Technologies -- achieved energy savings over the last two years ranging from 5.3 percent to 6.2 percent, primarily through investments in more efficient equipment.

Avery Brewing also earned recognition for joining the Colorado Industrial Energy Challenge (CIEC) program and setting an aggressive goal to reduce how much energy it uses to make a barrel of beer by 20 percent over the next five years.

All Colorado industrial facilities are eligible to apply for the Colorado industrial energy efficiency awards. The 13 facilities that applied for recognition this year saved enough energy in 2016 to serve 2,700 Colorado homes and achieved total cost savings of $1.7 million.

The award winners’ energy savings achievements:

Company

Percent Energy Savings over last two years (2015 and 2016)

Carestream Health Colorado (Windsor)

5.4%

Corden Pharma Colorado (Boulder)

5.3%

Keysight Technologies (Colorado Springs)

6.2%

Boulder 75th St. WWT Facility

8.0%*

Boulder’s savings were for 2016 only (2015 was their baseline year).