NVIE has helped us significantly in future our energy savings and production efficiency.
NVIE brought in energy engineering provider, L&S Energy, to assist in identifying the specific details with a ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit where NVIE engaged the USDA REAP Grant program to pay for 75% of the $4,000 audit. The audit identified detailed specifications, capital costs along with expected return on investment for a variety of choices for Fisher Pen.
Fisher Pen decided to install occupancy sensors and LED lighting at the facility. Since the USDA sanctioned Level 2 audit was conducted, a USDA grant could be used to pay for 25% of the capital costs of the recommendations that Fisher Pen chose to implement and invest in. The annual energy savings are expected to be $12,708 for lighting and $1,135 for occupancy sensors tor a total of almost $14,000 per year. The improved lighting in the production area has already improved efficiency, quality and employee morale as well.