Valley Milk Products is awarded the Environmental Stewardship Award by Southpoint Solutions as a result of implementing an energy efficient lighting project at its Strasburg, VA facility
Valley Milk Products, L.L.C. recently completed an energy efficiency 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. In recognition of the project’s positive impact on the environment, Southpoint Solutions has presented Valley Milk with the Environmental Stewardship Award.
Southpoint Solutions worked with Valley Milk to develop and implement this project utilizing the patented technology of Orion Energy Systems. The solution designed by Southpoint Solutions allowed Valley Milk to replace over 161 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, Valley Milk expects to cut its light-related electricity usage, and the associated costs, by almost 62 percent. An added benefit is that lower electricity usage means less fossil fuel emissions associated with electricity production. By completing this project, Valley Milk has indirectly reduced the amount of air pollution by 140.1 tons of carbon dioxide which has an equivalent impact of saving 17,396 gallons of gasoline annually or planting 39 acres of trees.
Southpoint Solutions worked diligently to provide the right technology and design to meet Valley Milk’s needs. “Southpoint Solutions helped us to achieve our goals and did so while also completing the job exactly as they said they would. The whole team, from the top to the electricians were great to work with and I would recommend Southpoint to anyone looking for a lighting job,” states Mike Curtis, General Manager for Valley Milk Products.
Valley Milk Products, L.L.C. is a balancing plant located in Strasburg, VA. Supplying a variety of customers in the eastern third of the U.S., Valley Milk is capable of processing over 200 million pounds of milk each year in the form of cream, butter, dried milk powder and condensed milks. For more information, visit www.mdvamilk.com