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Industrial Energy Efficiency
Sander Dolder helped Diversey identify numerous energy-saving projects, including lighting sensors and compressed air upgrades.
As a 2011 EDF Climate Corps fellow, Sander Dolder spent his summer in Southeast Wisconsin evaluating energy efficiency projects at one of the production facilities for Diversey, Inc., one of the leading global providers of commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions for business. Through the Climate Savers program, a rigorous greenhouse gas reduction program of the World Wildlife Fund, Diversey has vowed to cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 25 percent by 2013.
Using capital allocated to this particular facility through the Climate Savers budget, Dolder identified four main infrastructural improvements, On-demand Hot Water heaters, Direct-fire Space Heaters, Lighting sensors/controls and a new compressed air system, that could not only reduce energy consumption by over 40 percent (1.8M kWh annually) but maintain operational stability despite a recent 50 percent increase in production volume.
Dolder’s analysis further indicates that at this facility alone, the four identified infrastructural projects could save Diversey over $200,000 through the lifetime of the project and avoid 900 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually. Using the technologies previously identified across Diversey’s other production facilities, in addition to the methodology Sander has transcribed on how to effectively implement these projects could help save the company millions in net operating costs.