The Eco Engineering Approach
In recent years, many of the large scale Fortune 1000 “programs” being designed and implemented by Eco Engineering are in the Consumer Goods and Services sector. These multi-brand, multi-facility, multi-functional enterprises have some of the most diverse and complex lighting needs in the marketplace. Often characterized by facilities built and/or acquired at different time intervals with vastly different lighting systems in place, the approach put forth by Eco Engineering results in maximum energy efficiency for each facility type with standardized technologies for centralized maintenance processes and reduced procurement expenses. The program effort can take away the pain and anguish of a total lighting upgrade from the local facility manager to a centralized facility/energy management function charged with significant operating cost reduction goals and high profile sustainability objectives.
Eco Engineering knows the Consumer Goods and Services sector. Our lighting design, engineering, and implementation experience in this market have yielded some significant learnings:
· Sustainability counts. Companies with consumer facing brands know that many of their best customers care about the green movement and increasingly shift their purchasing power to companies that demonstrate real commitment to environmental issues. Using less energy through an upgrade to more efficient lighting helps support these consumer interests.
· Economics Matter. The competition in most of these categories is fierce. Upgrades, improvements, and new technologies which reduce operating costs and maintenance expenses allow progressive, consumer-focused companies to maintain a cost competitive advantage.
· Get ready for diversity of space. Lighting is ubiquitous, yet never the same. The sector operates in manufacturing plants, packaging facilities, warehouses and distribution centers, call centers, commercial office buildings, and data centers, and has a large arsenal of outdoor lighting. The result is a potential a myriad of approaches, technologies and advanced lighting control systems to maximize the energy efficiency of each unique space while minimizing the required investment. A one size fits all, one type of lighting or control solutions across all facility types simply will not work.
· Don’t forget the regulators. Eco Engineering understands the strict standards established by the FDA for facilities that produce and package food products, beverages, and other consumer goods. Severe implications may arise from in incorrectly designed and installed lighting system upgrade in such facilities.