Brady Takes Own Energy Saving Advice

Reduces Energy Consumption by Nearly 60 Tons of Coal

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (October 4, 2010) — Brady (www.bradyservices.com), a company that provides energy systems and comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities across North Carolina, is taking additional steps to “go green” while saving a lot of green. Brady is replacing the metal-halide, high-bay lighting in its Morrisville warehouse with energy-efficient fluorescents.

 

According to the EPA, the reduction in energy consumption will have an effective positive environmental impact equal to reducing:

  • coal consumption by 59.9 tons
  • emission of CO2 by 18.5 tons
  • sulfur dioxide by 144.9 kilograms and
  • NOx by 62.4 kilograms

 

As an alternative way to look at it, the EPA says that Brady’s switch from halide to fluorescents is equal to saving 3.4 acres of trees.

 

“As an energy solutions provider, we spend a lot of time helping our clients evaluate their operations and identify ways to reduce utility consumption in an environmentally-friendly fashion,” says Randy Katz, general manager. “It only makes sense for us to look at our own operations regularly and make the same changes we recommend to our clients.”

 

The retrofit will cost $8,275 but will generate an estimated savings of $2,126 per year. With the $2,000 utility rebate, the improvements will pay for themselves is less than two years.

 

Stones River, a strategic partner of Brady will perform the retrofit.  

 

About Brady:

Brady is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina with offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville, Wilmington and Charlotte. Founded in 1962 by Chairman Don Brady, the company remains a family owned enterprise, today employing nearly 300 associates. The company works with building owners, facility managers, developers, architects, engineers and contractors providing sustainable, comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities. Brady provides customers with a diverse range of solutions including building automation, energy conservation, green design, performance contracts, mechanical systems, parts and supplies, as well as responsible technical support. For more information, visit www.bradyservices.com or call (800) 849-1915.