Reduced annual kW demand
kWh reduced annual energy consumption
Forecasted savings within five years
EMD Millipore, a division of Merck, produces fine chemicals and additives for a variety of applications in the life sciences industry. As a global leader in Environmental and Social Responsibility, EMD Millipore is in the midst of a multi-year effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and divert a substantial tonnage of waste from landfills or incineration. They continue to develop and grow the industry’s leading Green Chemistry platform.
In its 20-building campus in Cincinnati, EMD Millipore has been updating its light fixtures on an as-needed basis. While this method has been mostly sufficient, it has also created occasional lighting failures resulting from old fixtures or blending different products. As a result, EMD was keenly aware that the entire campus, including exterior lighting areas, was in need of a new comprehensive lighting plan. They wanted to use new technology to maximize energy savings while providing a standardized framework to reduce operating expenses.
Eco Engineering based the entire design and accompanying financial projections on a detailed engineering-grade audit we performed of the EMD Millipore complex. The audit revealed that the spaces throughout the facility had diverse needs. As a result, we opted to use a variety of LED technologies to meet the specialized requirements for each of these unique spaces. Additionally, we used occupancy and motion controls to create a customized framework that would reduce the operating hours of fixtures on a space-by-space basis. We also installed special explosion-proof Class 1 LED fixtures in sensitive production areas.
In the exterior areas surrounding the buildings and parking garages, we upgraded their lighting system to long-lasting, energy-efficient LED products, helping to improve safety and lower maintenance costs.
The design and installation for this project were conducted in two phases to ensure there were no disruptions to production areas. Additionally, all old lighting was disposed of using the strict EPA standards to ensure the project was as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible.
EMD Millipore’s project met the rigorous standards they set forth for lighting quality, safety standards, sustainability objectives, and financial expectations.
- Annual Demand Reductions: 1,031 kW
- Annual Consumption Savings: Over 414,150 kWh
The project is estimated to deliver total energy savings of $38,652 for the first year following the renovation. Over $235,000 in savings is forecast over the next five years.
- Estimated energy savings in first year: $38,652
- Estimated energy savings in five years: >$235,000
- Duke Energy rebates: $32,000