*Estimated annual cost savings are based on an electricity rate of 7.5 cents per kWh.
Goose Island Beer Company continually focuses on reducing electricity usage to make its business more sustainable. After attending the ComEd Energy Efficiency Expo and hearing about various incentive program opportunities, the Chicago-based brewery decided to take advantage of the Compressed Air Express Study through the Industrial Systems offering to make its system more efficient and less expensive.
The study provided a detailed report of Goose Island’s compressed air system, identifying four potential energy-saving measures. The brewery then made the following improvements:
In addition to the free study, Goose Island Beer received close to $17,000 in ComEd Energy Efficiency program incentives after implementing the study’s four recommendations. These measures are expected to save the brewery more than $20,000 annually with a payback time just under three years.
Ian Hughes, assistant brewery manager, leads Goose Island’s sustainability efforts. “We were extremely satisfied with the results of the compressed air study and the ease with which we were able to participate in the process,” he said. “Having a compressed air expert come in and perform an analysis gave us the business case that we needed to get the system upgrade funded.”
Would Hughes recommend the study to other businesses? “Absolutely,” he said.
We were extremely satisfied with the results of the compressed air study and the ease with which we were able to participate in the process. Having a compressed air expert come in and perform an analysis gave us the business case that we needed to get the system upgrade funded.
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