Atlas Box to Reduce Energy Consumption by 55% Through Groom Energy Upgrades

Atlas Box to Reduce Energy Consumption by 55% Through Groom Energy Upgrades 
Energy Efficiency Implementations in Compressed Air, HVAC and LED
Lighting, All Utilizing National Grid's On-Bill Financing, Drove
Savings 
SALEM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 --  Atlas Box and Groom Energy
today announced their plan for implementing multi-measure energy
efficiency retrofits at two Atlas facilities in Sutton, MA.
Collectively the upgrades will reduce the total energy consumption at
these locations by 1.25MM kilowatt-hours or 55% of their total energy
consumption. The energy saving projects will have the equivalent
effect of reducing 1.5MM pounds of carbon per year.  
Atlas engaged Groom Energy to perform building energy assessments
looking for energy savings opportunities. Following their
recommendations, Groom Energy engineers completed upgrades in
compressed air, LED lighting and vending machine energy controls.
Atlas and Groom Energy are next planning HVAC related improvements
that include adding variable frequency drives to ventilation systems
and intelligent controls for packaged rooftop units. 
For Atlas's interior warehouse lighting, Groom Energy installed
Digital Lumens intelligent LED lighting, replacing existing
fluorescent lighting that had no control system capabilit
ies. The new
system enables occupancy-based lighting in both facilities, reducing
energy by operating only when necessary and enabling Atlas to track
and manage the system through Digital Lumens' easy-to-use LightRules
software. 
"These projects provide great financial and environmental benefits as
they lower our costs and demonstrate our commitment to reducing
carbon emissions," said Frank Tavares, GPE, Atlas Box and Crating.
"Groom Energy's comprehensive approach was crucial for us to identify
and implement this level of energy savings." 
The projects have been fully supported by National Grid through its
energy efficiency rebates and On-Bill Finance program. 
"Sustainability is a core principal of our corporate mission at
National Grid which is why we are committed to promoting and offering
programs that will help our customers save money while reducing their
carbon footprint," said Marcy Reed, president, National Grid, MA.
"Atlas Box will reduce their energy usage by more than half as a
result of these energy efficient upgrades, which is significant.
We're proud to partner with them and help defray the costs through
program incentives that will make the project a reality." 
Representatives from Atlas Box & Crating will present a case study on
this project on a webinar on March 12, 2013 at 2pm EST. Register here
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/208455074  
About Atlas Box & Crating Company
 In business since 1988, Atlas Box
& Crating Company designs and manufactures packaging products,
systems, and solutions for both basic industrial and high-technology
product manufacturers and distributors. The packaging consists of
engineered wood, foam, corrugated and plastic containers, and
protective barriers for product storage and shipping needs. In
addition to its main operating facility in Sutton, which also serves
as its worldwide headquarters, the company also has operations in
leased facilities in China and Ireland, and leases distribution
facilities in New Jersey and North Carolina.  
About Groom Energy Solutions
 Groom Energy is a leading provider of
commercial and industrial energy solutions, with customers including
Bed, Bath & Beyond, General Electric, Ocean Spray and Thermo Fisher
Scientific. The company delivers a range of services from corporate
sustainability and whole building energy assessments to turnkey
installations at enterprise facilities across the United States.
Groom's projects help their customers reduce costs while positively
affecting the environment. For more information visit
www.groomenergy.com.  
Media Contact:
Paul Baier
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781 910 5467