EDISON, N.J., Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Association of Energy Engineers (NJAEE) selected energy and infrastructure improvements at Eli Lilly and Company's Branchburg campus as the 2014 Energy Project of the Year. NORESCO, a national leader in energy efficiency and energy infrastructure solutions, provided energy audit services for the project, which was recently recognized at the NJAEE's annual awards gala in Woodbridge, New Jersey. NORESCO specializes in the development, design, construction, financing and operation of energy- and environmental-efficiency projects and is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Lilly launched an initiative in 2009 to reduce energy intensity at its Branchburg, New Jersey, bio-pharma campus. NORESCO provided an extensive energy audit of the six-building campus, producing a list of more than 70 energy conservation measures for consideration.
Lilly completed implementation of the energy conservation measures in 2014 in its 270,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, known as Building BB50. The diverse mix of improvements saves energy in base facility systems and in manufacturing processes. Energy bills reflected energy savings of $700,000 from overall implementation that reduced annual electric use by 4.5 million kilowatt-hours and annual natural gas use by more than 56,000 therms. The $2.1 million construction cost was partially offset by more than $600,000 in incentives through the New Jersey Office of Clean Energy Pay for Performance Program.
Highlights of the project include high-efficiency lighting upgrades, building envelope improvements, boiler controls upgrades, process-water system improvements, air flow improvements and installation of a new Carrier high-efficiency chiller.
The project also measurably reduces carbon dioxide emissions and other environmental pollutants, including nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. Carbon dioxide emissions are calculated to decline by 2,355 metric tons each year, equivalent to removing 496 cars from the road for one year.
"NORESCO is thrilled to see Eli Lilly accept this award. We are proud to have supported their efforts to improve facilities while advancing the company's commitment to energy efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions," said Troy Walters, vice president, NORESCO.
For more information about NORESCO services, visit www.noresco.com.
As one of the largest energy services companies in the U.S., NORESCO utilizes design-build, performance-based contracting vehicles and asset monetization solutions to deliver energy and maintenance savings and significant infrastructure upgrades to existing facilities. NORESCO has guaranteed more than $3 billion in energy and operating cost savings at more than 7,000 facilities throughout the U.S. and abroad. NORESCO also offers a full suite of consulting services to integrate sustainable design strategies into new construction and existing buildings. NORESCO is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.noresco.com.
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