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ESA Industrial Packaging

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Industrial Packaging Company cuts energy consumption by 33% with Ecosave's retrofitted reduction upgrades

This leading, privately owned industrial packaging and resource recovery company operates over 100 sites across three continents.

The client was attracted to Ecosave’s Service Agreement model wherein Ecosave funds and installs plant upgrades, and is paid out of a portion of the guaranteed savings achieved. This off-balance sheet funding model has the effect of reducing operating expenses while requiring no capital or debt from the client.

Ecosave identified multiple areas to reduce energy consumption by 33% and reduce costs by $1.4 million each year – a benefit that continues to grow and be of more value as energy costs rise – and enabled the client to meet its environmental goals. These improvements were not only pleasing to the company’s principals and employees, but also to its clients – who are increasingly choosing to work with environmentally conscious companies.

Energy conservation measures designed and implemented by Ecosave included:

  • Optimization of pumps, motors and agitators
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Lighting controls
  • Appliance controls
  • Lighting refurbishments and replacements, including high-output fluorescent and LED technology

The successful implementation of these energy conservation measures has delivered multiple dividends and benefits to the client, including, improved performance and reduced operational and maintenance costs.

The company principals decided to change the company culture surrounding energy consumption, with a goal to better manage its environmental impact and reduce costs was defined. Ecosave turned their goals into reality.

The overall results of this company-wide goal and related energy-saving initiatives were such a success that the client has engaged Ecosave to assess, upgrade systems and find savings in several other sites. These new energy efficiency projects are expected to include many of the energy conservation measures listed above, specifically tailored to meet the needs of each site.

Project Details

Building Type
Energy Efficiency

Project Results

$4.3 M Upgrade Value
$1.4 M Annual Savings
33% Annual Energy Savings


  • Lighting refurbishments and replacements
  • High-output fluorescents and LED technology


  • Appliance controls and Lighting controls

Power Factor Correction

  • Optimization of pumps, motors and agitators

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