Successful Projects in the Northeast

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Source International Design, Sutton, MA - 180,000 sq.ft.

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Client had moved into the building 2 years prior. Amid expansion and building reorganization, they worked to get their manufacturing and warehousing in an optimal flow. Timing was right to consider a lighting upgrade.

RPG Solution: RPG performed an energy audit and applied for a rebate with National Grid. The project fell under the parameters for the small business program due to the use of mostly small tools and equipment beside the lighting. The project would call for all new LED highbay fixtures to replace T8 and metal halide fixtures. All low bay and office lighting would be upgraded to LED as well as exterior roadway, parking lot and building wallpack fixtures.

Results: Based on a Utility reviewed proposal, it was estimated that Source International would save 186,800 kwh and $27,000 annually. National Grid also provided a rebate of $74,720.00 toward the project.

"Remarkable is what I say about this lighting upgrade. We thought it was going to be a long, drawn out process- it wasn't. The crew was quick and efficient and worked around our traffic. Before we were replacing burned out lamps and ballasts all the time. Since we did this, there has not been even one failed light. We made a good decision to do this project and especially with RPG doing it. I certainly would be willing to talk to anyone who needs a reference."

- Harry W.

The Gem Group, Lawrence, MA - 200,000 sq.ft.

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Clients stated that they had a few estimates done in the past to upgrade their lighting to LED. It was felt at the time to be too expensive, not a good return on investment and that LED technology did not have a proven track record.

RPG Solution: RPG performed an energy audit and estimated the utility rebate. The LED dependability issue was satisfactorily resolved when client spoke to past customers of RPG Energy. Based on this information, client felt comfortable enough to proceed. RPG made application to utility's rebate program. The project called for all T5 and T8 highbay fixtures and T8 lowbay fixtures to be replaced by new LED fixtures. All exterior roadway, parking lot and wallpack fixtures also to be replaced by new LED fixtures. All office T8s to be upgrade to LED. Big issue remaining: Production and warehouse operations are in full swing for 20 hours/day, Monday- Friday. RPG to accommodate this schedule by having installation crews work early morning and weekend shifts as needed, no differential to be added to cost.

Results: The Gem Group was given a utility rebate of $92,206.00 toward the project. The utility program also allowed $53,773.00 of the project cost to be put on the monthly electric bill and repaid over 24 months. Overall payback of 1.5 years. Utility estimate of annual savings of 427,000 kwh and $61,900.00.

"Working with RGP energy conservation was great. We have an extremely busy facility, running two shifts and weekends and we needed to be accommodated in terms of not having the LED project disrupt our processes and production.

The contractor and workers used for this project were not only professional and accommodating, they were fast, clean and efficient and were able to meet the projected deadline for completion without any interruptions or delays.

The product that was provided was top quality.

If you're considering converting your lighting system to LED, I would highly recommend using RPG Energy Conservation for your LED conversion project."

- Tracy H.