Founded in 1965, Stratford Metal Finishing is a full-service metal finishing shop providing high-quality electroplating and metal finishing. The company operates around the clock, 365 days a year from its state-of-the-art facility built in 2008. Stratford Metal Finishing is one of the only purpose-built facilities in the Southeast and the company prides itself on being EPA-approved and environmentally friendly, so it made perfect sense for the company to contact GreenTech to help improve cost and efficiency with LED lighting.
Greentech Solutions Group upgraded lighting throughout the 50,000 square-foot facility with energy-efficient LED technology that resulted in the following benefits:
- 77% reduction in annual lighting energy usage
- 1.5 year payback period
- $27,435 annual energy savings
- 45% cost savings in rebates
- 375,823 kWh reduction in annual lighting energy usage
- 77% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
GreenTech replaced legacy lighting in the manufacturing areas and offices. Outdated T12 and T8 fixtures were upgraded with LED panel lighting and high efficiency LED highbays throughout the facility. LED panel step dimmer controls were also installed to increase efficiency and provide customizable lighting needs in each office. The retrofit greatly improved lighting levels throughout the metal plating building helping employees to become more efficient while improving safety in the working environment.
Greentech secured $33,945 in rebates from the Duke Energy: Smart $aver Incentive Program. With generous rebates and outstanding energy savings, the payback period for the Stratford is only 1.5 years.
By replacing the existing inefficient lighting technology, Stratford Metal Finishing’s facility is truly state-of-the-art and ecologically conscientious. The company continues to be a shining example of environmental stewardship for other businesses to emulate.