Alternative to electrical retrofits helps Verizon Center save $25K monthly

So, you're not so sure your business can afford an electrical systems retrofit in order to save money on power consumption? The Verizon Center in Washington, D.

So, you're not so sure your business can afford an electrical systems retrofit in order to save money on power consumption? The Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., has sidestepped this problem by installing some technology from Energy Automation Systems that is helping it save about $25,000 per month on electricity.

That's about 10 percent of the arena's $225,000 monthly electricity consumption.

The installation includes Easiliners, Powerlines, Frigitech and lighting. They work by eliminating excess heat and improving power quality. The payback period for installing the technology will be roughly three years, a guarantee that actually is backed by Lloyd's of London. Energy Automation Systems actually bills itself as an Energy Star partner, so it abides by the requirements of that program. The company worked with affiliate EnergyPro to install the systems. "The technologies were applied to the Verizon Center's existing electrical system, so no construction or renovation work was necessary," says EnergyPro owner Joe Haley, in a press release describing the project.

General Electric, BP and Conagra are just three of the large enterprises that use Energy Automation Systems technologies and solutions to address energy efficiency.



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