WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bluestone Energy Services, LLC, a leader in energy conservation engineering and project development services for industrial and commercial clients, announced today that it has helped Mack Technologies substantially reduce energy consumption in its Westford, Massachusetts manufacturing facility with a comprehensive LED lighting retrofit. This project has the distinction of being the largest retrofit deployment of LED lighting in any manufacturing space in New England.
The new lighting project will help Mack Technologies, a leading provider of complex contract manufacturing services (including printed circuit board assembly, electromechanical assembly and full system assembly), meet new sustainability goals, cut costs and significantly improve the working conditions of its employees.
Mack Technologies will save over $50,000 in annual lighting costs and will receive over $130,000 through a combination of state and federal tax credits, and utility incentives provided by National Grid. The LED lighting project provides Mack Technologies with a two year payback for all invested capital.
Bluestone not only replaced 2,600 T-8 fluorescent bulbs with high efficiency Lithonia LED fixtures in Mack’s manufacturing space, but also replaced several hundred older bulbs with high-performance T-8 bulbs in Mack’s offices.
Savings from the new lighting system was further increased by more than fifty percent by using state-of-the-art wireless controls on the standards based, ZigBee Certified ControlScope™ platform provided by Daintree Networks. This system gives Mack Technologies the ability to expand their facility’s energy efficient controls wirelessly, for decades to come.
The installation process across Mack’s 108,000 ft2 facility required 3,000 person-hours of labor.
“Concerns about initial cost, relative youth of the industry, and LED illumination characteristics made some manufacturers cautious about conversion,” said Paul Maher, Facilities Manager at Mack Technologies. “Our decision to move forward was based on a careful assessment of LED lighting quality and cost, as well as our desire to be a leader in corporate social responsibility.”
“We’re pleased to help Mack Technologies convert to LED technology and reach their environmental, energy and quality goals,” said Ryan Blair, President of Bluestone Energy. “Through our Lighting Division, Mack Technologies has decreased its energy lighting costs by 40%, met strict industry lighting standards, and improved both manufacturing-space illumination and facilities’ appearance – all while earning payback on its financial investments within two years.”
Over the next year, Mack and Bluestone plan to collaborate on more sustainability projects - continuing Mack’s goal of reducing its energy consumption and achieving its environmental sustainability goals.
About Bluestone Energy Services
Norwell, Massachusetts-based Bluestone Energy Services, LLC, a division of OpTerra Energy Group, provides professional engineering and project development services for utilities and corporate clients. Bluestone is a leader in demand-side management (DSM) programs for large commercial and industrial organizations. Bluestone has secured millions of dollars in utility incentives for its clients by developing and implementing hundreds of HVAC, lighting and process energy-conservation projects. Bluestone has worked with a wide array of companies including American Airlines, Biogen Idec, Genesis Management Group and Stop & Shop Supermarket Company. Additional information can be found at http://www.bluestoneenergy.com.
About Mack Technologies
Mack Technologies is a leading provider of complex electronic manufacturing services including printed circuit board assembly, electro-mechanical assembly, and complete system integration. Mack provides life-cycle management and manufacturing solutions for original equipment manufacturers in the defense and aerospace, medical device, industrial control, energy, and communications and networking industries. Headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts the company also operates facilities in Melbourne, Florida and Juárez, México. For further information, please visit http://www.macktech.com.