Big Check, Big Savings
Big Shine Energy partnered with Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) to congratulate Harmon Inc. on its efforts to improve sustainability at the company’s Glen Burnie facility. Harmon switched to energy-efficient LED lighting and received $27,540 in incentives from BGE’s energy efficiency program. Big Shine and BGE officials presented a ceremonial check to Harmon management at the company’s newly lit manufacturing center in Glen Burnie.
Big Shine Energy’s lighting upgrade services created an even better and brighter environment for Harmon Contract Glazing, Inc workers.
During the ceremony, Stevens Weaver from BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program® and Big Shine Energy’s representative presented Harmon Plant Manager Paul Begley with a ceremonial check. By replacing 324 outdated 400-watt metal halide fixtures with 50-watt LED troffers, Harmon is saving approximately 454,045 kWh annually. This is equivalent to removing 744,965 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and removing 72 cars from the road. Big Shine also delivered Harmon its Big Shine #ApproachingZero green certificate.
Big Shine Energy replaced 324 outdated 400-watt metal halide fixtures with 50-watt LED troffers resulting in significant energy savings and contribution to Big Shine’s #ApproachingZero carbon emissions campaign.
Energy-Efficient LED Lighting
“Switching to LED lighting is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways businesses can lower energy costs,” said Bill Wolf, Manager of Energy Efficiency Programs at BGE. “Businesses of all sizes can walk in Harmon’s footsteps and take advantage of available incentives that can cover as much as 50% of the cost of eligible projects to improve energy efficiency.
After learning that Harmon’s manufacturing plant needed a lighting solution to improve the working conditions and save energy, Big Shine implemented its turnkey solution services to address Harmon’s needs.
“You did what you said you’d do and completed everything on time,” Paul Begley said. “Even the temperature of the facility dropped by at least 10 degrees, [and] the employees can feel and see the difference.”
“Big Shine Energy not only offers great quality LED products and an excellent turnkey solution service to customers nationwide, but we also help companies reach their sustainability goals,” said Big Shine’s representative, “With our Approaching Zero campaign, we are committed to reaching zero carbon emissions.”
As a BGE service provider, Big Shine incentive specialists worked with the utility’s Smart Energy Savers Program to ensure that Harmon received the maximum incentive the company could qualify for. Because of the retrofit project scope and wattage reduction, Harmon walked away with $27,540 in incentives.
About BGE’s Incentives Program
The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program, which supports the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act, has provided $779 million in rebates to BGE customers and helped them save more than 3.3 million megawatt-hours of electricity. Funded by a charge on customers’ electric bills, EmPOWER Maryland programs help residential and business customers reduce their energy consumption and save money.
About Big Shine Energy
Big Shine Energy creates energy-efficient, engineered solutions with Big Shine LED fixtures to serve commercial and industrial companies nationwide using its turnkey solution service. Big Shine employs its 30-year semiconductor technology expertise to ensure the highest quality LED technology.
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