Bushwick Metals receives CEEF incentive check

Sep 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Business

From left to right: Michael Stein, Energy Engineer, United Illuminating; Gary Magnotti, Controller, Bushwick Metals; Rick Perlen, President, Bushwick Metals; Jack Betkosk, DPUC Commissioner; John Schudy, Director of Operations, Bushwick Metals; Richard Steeves, Chairman, Energy Conservation Management Board; Pat McDonnell, Senior Director, UI Conservation and Load Management; Barbara Pellicano, UI Account Manager.

Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Bushwick Metals has received an an incentive check of $14,067 from the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF) for its participation in the Energy Conscious Blueprint program.

Bushwick Metals installed twenty-five light pipes during a recent roof replacement, which offers ambient light to a portion of the warehouse at its facility. This lighting technique allows the customer to avoid using artificial lighting during the day, thus minimizing expenses. Even on overcast days, these light pipes replace the need for (25) 400W metal halide fixtures. Installing the light pipes will save Bushwick 33,375 kilowatt hours annually with an expected lifetime savings of 500,625 kWh.

“The new light pipes will not only help to reduce expenses at Bushwick, they also have a positive impact on the environment,” said John Schudy, Director of Operations, Bushwick Metals. In addition to reducign energy usage, Schudy said the pipes provice brighter natural light for company employees.

Bushwick Metals intends to pursue additional energy saving measures for the remainder of the facility. They are currently reviewing high efficiency lighting retrofit options for their existing high bay fixtures and additional light pipes for a second section of their facility.

From left to right: Michael Stein, Energy Engineer, The United Illuminating Company; Gary Magnotti, Controller, Bushwick Metals; Rick Perlen, President, Bushwick Metals; Jack Betkosk, DPUC Commissioner; John Schudy, Director of Operations, Bushwick Metals; Richard Steeves, Chairman, Energy Conservation Management Board; Pat McDonnell, Senior Director, Conservation and Load Management, The United Illuminating Company; Barbara Pellicano, Account Manager, The United Illuminating Company.

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