Dibert Valve and Fitting Co. is awarded the Environmental Stewardship Award by Southpoint Solutions as a result of implementing an energy efficient lighting project at its Richmond, VA facility
Dibert Valve and Fitting Co. recently completed a project to upgrade its old energy–wasting lights with a high performance energy efficient lighting system. The results were significantly reduced electricity costs and improved lighting quality. At the same time, the reduced electricity usage causes less greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity production.
Southpoint Solutions, an energy efficiency company based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, worked with Divert Valve to develop and implement this project utilizing the patented technology of Orion Energy Systems. The solution designed by Southpoint Solutions allowed Dibert Valve to replace 32 inefficient light fixtures with Orion's energy efficient high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology, while still improving light levels and quality.
As a result of the project, Dibert Valve and Fitting Co. expects to cut its light-related electricity usage, and the associated costs, by almost 71 percent. An added benefit is that lower electricity usage means less fossil fuel emissions associated with electricity production. By completing this project, Dibert Valve and Fitting Co. has indirectly reduced the amount of air pollution by 20.4 tons of carbon dioxide which has an equivalent impact of saving 2,539 gallons of gasoline annually or planting 6 acres of trees. The Environmental Stewardship Award presented by Southpoint Solutions to Dibert Valve and Fitting Co. is in recognition of the positive impact the company’s lighting project had on the environment.
Dibert Valve and Fitting Co. is driven by six core values, one of which is Continuous Improvement. Their main objective for pursuing an energy efficient lighting project was to improve overall lighting in the warehouse and assembly areas for their associates. The positive impact this project has on our environment and the cost savings due to reduced energy use provided them with additional motivation to implement this project.
Kris Johnson with Dibert Valve states, “The lighting project greatly exceeded our expectations. The new lighting system provides a clearer, whiter light that is more widespread throughout our entire warehouse. This system also reduced shadows within the warehouse aisles and assembly areas, improving the work environment for our associates. The Southpoint Solutions project team was professional, efficient, and completed the entire project without interrupting our daily business activity.”
Kris Johnson, Director of Operations and Kyle Wood, Custom Solutions Technician with Dibert Valve and Fitting Co. accepting the Environmental Stewardship Award given to them by Southpoint Solutions
Dibert Valve and Fitting Co. is an exclusive distributor for Swagelok, a global developer and supplier of high-quality and reliable fluid system solutions. Dibert Valve and Fitting Co. has been servicing the Virginia, Maryland, and DC Metro areas since 1956. For more information, visit www.swagelok.com/dibert.
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.