Lapham Hickey Steel is a family-owned full steel line service center for steel, inventory management, and value-added service needs, offering spring steel stock and coil processing and manufacturing services. Headquartered in Chicago with multiple offices nationwide, they maintain a 61,000-square-foot facility running one shift in Pawcatuck, Connecticut.
FES was tasked with developing a comprehensive energy efficiency project that would address the needs of the building’s aging mechanical systems while improving plant efficiency and performance and optimizing employee comfort.
FES conducted an energy audit and identified a variety of savings for ELG Utica Alloys. A total of 1,349 lights were converted to high-efficiency LED lights. The facility’s duct collection system was retrofitted to optimize performance.
FES delivered a turn-key project that secured an Eversource Energy incentive of nearly $86,000, which represents 61% of the total project cost and was financed with a no-interest energy loan with no capital outlay, which generates net positive cash flow over the three-year term that can be used for operating capital. The upgrades will save Lapham-Hickey Steel $19,000 annually on gas and electric expenses and an estimated $256,000 over the life of the equipment while offering improved plant performance and increased light quality and comfort for the employees.
Environmental Systems Co.
Lapham Hickey Steel
SCOPE OF THE PROJECT
LED Lighting, Air Compressor, HVAC
200 LED Lighting Fixtures, 2 High-Efficiency rooftop HVAC Units, 1 High-Efficiency Rotary Screw Air Compressor
FES TEAM MEMBERS/ROLES
Patrick Burns, Account Manager
Daniela Iozzo, Project Manager