At a Glance
Commercial Energy Efficiency, Data Analysis, Sustainability and Energy Management Strategy
Rarosue Amaraibi identified energy efficiency projects and created a roadmap for energy and carbon emission reduction within Nice-Pak operations.
Nice-Pak, a global leader in innovative wet wipes that pioneered the first wet wipe in 1957, is committed to bringing environmental sustainability and improved health impacts to communities across the globe. The company enlisted Climate Corps fellow Rarosue Amaraibi to help set energy reduction targets for the organization’s manufacturing facilities in line with Science Based Targets (SBT).
The company’s commitment to sustain environments reflects their customers’ focus on energy efficiency and carbon reductions. Rarosue helped set a clear implementation plan to meet reduction targets.
Rarosue conducted an energy audit of Nice-Pak’s two North American facilities to identify potential energy efficiency projects with the Nice-Pak operational teams. Rarosue also analyzed historical energy utility data and created an updated environmental tracker that will help Nice-Pak closely track against its targets. Throughout the facilities, Rarosue predicted energy distribution by equipment type using linear regression models and energy audit data. Rarosue engaged with the local utility companies to understand their projections for the carbon intensity of the energy grid mix.
With a combination of identified energy efficiency projects and utility companies’ projections for the greening of the grid, Rarosue was able to create a roadmap to achieve over 50% emission reduction by 2030.
Implementing all identified energy efficiency projects could potentially save Nice-Pak thousands of dollars annually in utility bills and reduce energy consumption by about 25%. Combining greening of the grid with energy efficiency projects is estimated to lead to carbon emissions reductions of over 50% by 2030. By exploring and implementing the recommendations given by Rarosue such as submetering, additional energy efficiency projects, and renewables, Nice-Pak could potentially achieve 50% energy reduction and carbon neutrality before 2050.