PRESS RELEASE

US Button/Emsig Mfg. receives a $222,421 incentive through Energy Efficiency Project

Putnam, Connecticut, Monday October 15th 

US Button, an Emsig Family business located in Putnam CT, recently underwent a comprehensive energy project resulting in a more energy efficient operation with reduced electricity use, significant annual savings and improved lighting. On Monday October 15th, representatives from Environmental Systems Corporation (ESC) and Eversource Energy presented a check to US Button in the amount of $222,421 in energy conservation incentives for the facility’s completion of the project.

US Button / Emsig Manufacturing, founded in 1928 and managed by third and fourth generation family members, produces the highest quality buttons that are distributed worldwide. The company has 2 international, and 1 domestic manufacturing plants as well as 7 domestic and 4 International sales offices. The firm’s products are sold into many markets, including Work Uniforms, Sportswear, Shirting, and Swimwear. Additionally, US Button/Emsig proudly has been supplying buttons to U.S. Military Contractors since the 1940’s.   

The US Button/Emsig facility located in Putnam CT, has approximately 90,000 square feet of production and office space, employing over 80 people.  Some of the equipment that was upgraded in this project had been in operation since the late 1940’s and required much needed upgrades or replacement. ESC served as the liaison between US Button/Emsig and Eversource Energy and helped US Button select the best measures to implement based on the level of energy reduction and the size of the conservation incentive. 

In US Button/Emsig’s case, the conservation measures that were implemented included, steam system insulation, a complete lighting upgrade, new air compressors with air heat recovery, compressed air leak repairs, steam trap replacements as well as a boiler fuel conversion from oil to natural gas. It is estimated that US Button/Emsig will reduce annual utility costs by approximately $100,000!  

ESC is a family owned building solutions company located in West Hartford, CT. ESC helps facility owners and managers enhance building performance by planning and integrating intelligent solutions to optimize comfort, security, life safety, energy efficiency and audio visual technology. Jack Cunningham, ESC’s Energy Solutions Sales Manager works with Eversource to promote energy conservation programs in Eversource’s territory, CT, MA and NH.

For more information contact: Jack Cunningham at j.cunningham@esccontrols.com  or 860-953-8800 or online at esccontrols.com.


PRESS RELEASE

Worldwide Sailcloth producer receives $47,908 in Energy Incentives 

Putnam, Connecticut, July 6th 2018

On July 6th associates from Environmental Systems Corp. (ESC) and Eversource Energy presented Dimension-Polyant with a utility rebate check in the amount of $47,908. As many large facilities do, Dimension-Polyant qualified for the rebate by participating in Eversource’s energy efficiency incentive program for multi-measure projects. In this case the incentive paid for 50% of the total project cost which included air leak repairs, new LED lighting, and a new air compressor.

Owned by Sioen Industries and located in Putnam CT, Dimension-Polyant produces high performance, high quality fabrics for racing and performance cruising yachts. Yachts using their sailcloth have won major sailing events such as the Americas Cup, The Olympics and other world championships. “Working with ESC and Eversource has been a pleasure. Dimension-Polyant is thankful for the support and the cleaner environment plus competitive advantages we can pass on to our customers – it is a win-win-win project” said Kenneth Madsen, VP of Operations.

ESC is a family owned building solutions company located in West Hartford, CT. ESC helps facility owners and managers enhance building performance by planning and integrating intelligent solutions to optimize comfort, security, life safety, energy efficiency and audio-visual technology. Jack Cunningham, ESC’s Energy Solutions Sales Manager works with Eversource to promote energy conservation programs in Eversource’s territory, CT, MA and NH.

For more information contact: Jack Cunningham j.cunningham@esccontrols.com or 860-953-8800.


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$58,736 In Energy Incentives Awarded to Technical Industries 

Torrington, Connecticut, Thursday May 17th 

On May 17th representatives from Environmental Systems Corp. (ESC) and Eversource Energy presented Technical Industries Inc. with a rebate check of $58,736 for their participation in a recent energy efficiency incentive program. The energy upgrades totaling at $117,472 that Technical Industries chose to invest in included LED lighting, an Air Compressor and Dryer and air leak repairs. After the 50% incentive, Technical Industries paid only $58,736 out of pocket.  In addition to better lighting and the new mechanical systems’ improved reliability, Technical Industries will enjoy long term savings on future energy bills. Annual savings on energy bills are currently estimated to be $23,106.

Aging equipment in manufacturing plants can lead to interruptions in the production process. With these recent upgrades Technical Industries has improved overall operations of their facility which in turn has increased their throughput time as well as their reliability and customer delivery times. Technical Industries qualified for this large incentive by implementing a multi-measure project.

“Much of our production is for individual component parts for assemblies of pharmaceutical products and for initiation devices for which colors are a critical quality component. Due to the new lighting we have experienced reduced number of rejections as any color differentiation is now caught at an earlier stage.” said Susan Parent, CEO at Technical Industries. 

Technical Industries Inc. located in Torrington, CT was established in 1994, employs over 30 people and provides plastic injection molding services worldwide. The markets they serve include Aerospace, Defense, Medical, Dental and more.

“Utility rebates are offered to many large facilities in CT and we act as a liaison between these facilities and Eversource. In this case the funds from Energize CT as well as the Eversource Commercial Industrial loan allowed Technical Industries to do this project with no out of capital budget cost.” said Jack Cunningham of ESC.

ESC is a family owned building solutions company located in West Hartford, CT. ESC helps facility owners and managers enhance building performance by planning and integrating intelligent solutions to optimize comfort, security, life safety, energy efficiency and audio-visual technology. Jack Cunningham, ESC’s Energy Solutions Sales Manager works with Eversource to promote energy conservation programs in Eversource’s territory, CT, MA and NH.

For more information contact: Jack Cunningham at j.cunningham@esccontrols.com  or 860-953-8800 or online at esccontrols.com.


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Day Kimball Hospital Completes “Green” Upgrades Thanks to $330,854 in Energy incentives 

Putnam, Connecticut, Friday April 28th

Representatives from Environmental Systems Corporation (ESC) and Eversource Energy presented a $330,854 check to Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) on Friday April 28th for the hospital’s participation in an energy efficiency incentive program. The incentive pays for the bulk of $485,000 in energy-efficient upgrades recently completed at Day Kimball Hospital, which will serve to improve the facility’s operations and also provide long term savings on future energy bills.

The project included the installation of additional insulation on many components of the hospital’s steam plant and distribution system, the testing and repair of existing steam system components, and the replacement and modernization of existing digital controls used to manage heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.  After the 70% incentive, Day Kimball Hospital paid only $154,341 out of pocket for these improvements.

“These improvements will produce annual utility savings of $57,000 in addition to the maintenance savings associated with the improvements” said Greg Harubin, Director of Facilities Management at Day Kimball Hospital. 

Harubin also noted that the DKH has been proactive in seeking out incentive and grant programs such as this one to allow the non-profit hospital and healthcare system to keep pace with the latest healthcare technologies.

“With the continued growth in technology and equipment enhancements in hospitals there is a corresponding increase in the consumption of electricity. These energy efficient upgrades allow us to offset those increases,” Harubin said.

ESC identified, designed and implemented these latest energy conservation measures at the hospital and also served as the liaison between the Hospital and Eversource Energy to obtain the incentives that helped pay for the upgrades.    

“These aggressive utility rebates are not only available to hospitals, they are also offered to many large facilities in the Eversource territory.  Like in Day Kimball Hospital’s case, facility owners are more likely to qualify for large incentives when they implement multi-measure energy projects.  These types of energy efficiency incentives are the most cost-effective ways to collectively save money, create jobs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance energy security, and reduce the need for additional generation plant construction” said Mike Amedeo, ESC’s Energy Solutions Division Manager.

ESC is a family owned building solutions company located in West Hartford, CT. ESC helps facility owners and managers enhance building performance by planning and integrating intelligent solutions to optimize comfort, security, life safety, energy efficiency and audio visual technology. Mike Amedeo, ESC’s Energy Solutions Division Manager works with Eversource to promote energy conservation programs in Eversource’s territory, CT, MA and NH.

For more information contact: Mike Amedeo m.amedeo@esccontrols.com or 860-953-8800


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Windham Hospital Receives $324,277 in Energy incentives

West Hartford, Connecticut, Friday March 3rd

Representatives from Environmental Systems Corporation (ESC) and Eversource Energy presented a check to Windham Hospital on Friday for the hospital’s participation in an energy efficiency incentive program. The incentive check pays for over $324,000 of the $405,000 of energy upgrades that the Hospital recently invested in.  In addition to the incentive, the Hospital was able improve the operation of their facilities and will get the benefit of long term savings on future energy bills.

The project included the installation of LED lighting, a steam system, steam trap repairs and kitchen hood controls.  After the 80% incentive, Windham Hospital paid only $81,069 out of pocket.  “The one year payback project produces annual utility savings of $80,578 in addition to the maintenance savings associated with the improvements” said Chris Bibeau, Plant Operations & Site Manager at Windham Hospital.  ESC played a key role in the project, serving as the liaison between the Hospital and Eversource Energy.  In this role, ESC also identified, designed and implemented the energy conservation measures.    

These aggressive utility rebates are not only available to hospitals, they are also offered to many large facilities in the Eversource territory.  Like in Windham’s case, facility owners are more likely to qualify for large incentives when they implement multi-measure energy projects.  These types of energy efficiency incentives are the most cost-effective ways to collectively save money, create jobs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance energy security, and reduce the need for additional generation plant construction.

ESC is a family owned building solutions company located in West Hartford, CT. ESC helps facility owners and managers enhance building performance by planning and integrating intelligent solutions to optimize comfort, security, life safety, energy efficiency and audio visual technology. Jack Cunningham, ESC’s Energy Solutions Sales Manager works with Eversource to promote energy conservation programs in Eversource’s territory, CT, MA and NH.