Circor International to be presented with the Environmental Stewardship Award by Southpoint Solutions as a result of implementing an energy efficient lighting project at its Spartanburg, SC facility
Circor International recently completed a project to upgrade their existing lighting systems to reduce electricity costs and improve lighting quality. At the same time, its reduced electricity usage has resulted in less greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity production.
Southpoint Solutions worked with Circor to develop and implement this project utilizing the patented technology of Orion Energy Systems. The solution designed by Southpoint Solutions allowed Circor to replace over 399 inefficient light fixtures with Orion's energy efficient high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology, while still improving light levels and quality. Installation of controls on many of the new light fixtures allowed Circor to use even less energy and save even more money.
As a result of the project, Circor expects to cut its light-related electricity usage, and the associated costs, by almost 67 percent. An added benefit is that lower electricity usage means less fossil fuel emissions associated with electricity production. By completing this project, Circor has indirectly reduced the amount of air pollution by 525 tons of carbon dioxide which has an equivalent impact of saving 65,212 gallons of gasoline annually or planting 145 acres of trees.
Circor is focused on continuous improvement through result-driven leadership, eliminating waste across Circor, and utilizing LEAN and Six Sigma for speed, flexibility and efficiency. Circor is also focused on delivering better performance to customers and improving cash flow through inventory reduction or increased inventory turns. It is with this mindset that Circor pursued this energy efficient lighting project to significantly reduce their energy consumption.
Circor International designs, manufactures and markets valves and other highly engineered products and sub-systems used in the energy, aerospace and industrial markets. For more information, visit www.circor.com
Southpoint Solutions, LLC. is an energy services company whose mission is to help commercial and industrial companies reduce energy costs and achieve environmental objectives by developing and implementing turnkey energy efficiency projects consisting primarily of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting platforms, intelligent wireless control systems and direct renewable solar technology. For more information, visit www.SouthpointSolutions.com.