Cascade Energy has announced an agreement with New Orleans Cold Storage (NOCS) to maximize energy efficiency at multiple sites. Cascade’s energy management services will help lower facility energy consumption by an estimated 12% by the fifth year of the program.
“Energy is typically the second-highest cost for big industrial companies,” said Josh Bachman, Cascade senior engineer and director of customer engagement. “NOCS is taking an aggressive and comprehensive approach to energy management. We’ll work with the NOCS team to build a long-term, ongoing strategy that will help control and significantly reduce their energy spend.”
Mark Blanchard, chief executive oficer of NOCS, was inspired by results of a pilot project Cascade performed at NOCS’ Jourdan Road site that delivered $160,000 in cost savings in the first year.
Cascade’s energy management services provide organizations with tools and ongoing support required to reduce energy consumption at industrial facilities, without expensive capital projects. A key component is the facility “tune-up,” which delivers savings through an operations and maintenance approach. Tune-ups are applied either to an entire facility or to specific systems, such as refrigeration, compressed air, and boiler systems. Cascade ensures that energy savings are maintained and that other opportunities for efficiency are pursued by providing regular technical support after the tune-up. Progress is tracked via SENSEI, Cascade’s energy tracking software and efficiency platform.
Portland OR-based Cascade is an industrial energy efficiency consulting firm providing both retrofit and new construction capital studies; tune-ups and retro-commissioning; utility demand-side management program design and administration; research and development; and energy management services. For more details, go to www.cascadeenergy.com or www.energysensei.com.
Operating from four port facilities on the Southeast seaboard and Gulf of Mexico, NOCS offers a one-stop export process, including transportation to the port, blast freezing and warehousing, certification and documentation, and stevedoring. A seamless service streamlines inbound shipments headed for US markets.
Access www.nocs.com/ for further information.