Several years ago, Peerless created its own “Green Team” in an effort to “Go Green” and improve our sustainability. Through this process of recycling, conservation and foot print awareness, we discovered The University of Dayton Industrial Assessment Center right in our own back yard. This program conducts free assessments for mid-sized industries and provides valuable feedback regarding energy-saving recommendations.
On January 27, 2014 The University of Dayton Industrial Assessment Center (US-IAC) came to Peerless to identify and evaluate opportunities for energy efficiency improvements. During the one day visit, the team gathered data, met with plant management and identified several substantial cost saving methods. HVAC, Lighting, Compressed Air and CO2 emissions were all evaluated. The results were amazing!!! Our results showed we could decrease our current plant utility costs by about 35% and CO2 emissions by about 26% per year with a 4 month simple payback.
Sustainability and being responsible for our foot print is something we all need to think about and this audit by The University of Dayton certainly was a valuable tool for Peerless.