The Eastern Bag & Paper Group has achieved an estimated annual energy savings of 169,375 kWh, or approximately $27,100 after one year into a three-year commitment to a sustainability program that is aimed at cutting energy expenses, reports Milford-Orange Bulletin. The company projects a lifetime energy savings of 1,911,964 kWh, or $305,914.
The supplier of paper, packaging, food service disposables and janitorial products partnered with The United Illuminating Company (UI) to develop an energy management and sustainability plan and goals under UI’s Business Sustainability Challenge program.
Through the program, Eastern Bag & Paper learned how to use energy more efficiently and was provided with assessment resources, measurement and tracking tools, technical assistance, product reviews, reviews of proposals submitted by contractors or vendors, cash incentives and training to help the company meet its sustainability goals, according to the article.
Working with UI along with the Energy Efficiency Fund, Eastern Bag & Paper implemented numerous energy-saving measures, and is currently reviewing operations at all levels to reduce carbon from all of its processes. The company also received an incentive of $31,434 from the Energy Efficiency Fund for its commitment to energy efficiency.