Bronson’s energy efficiency upgrades have reduced carbon emissions equivalent to 205 homes!

Efficiency United, Community Member

Robert Chaplin, Manager of Facilities at BBC, Jim McKernan, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at BBC, and Mark Allen, Facilities Supervisor at BBC, are presented with a check for $92,183 from Efficiency United

Efficiency United and SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company recently recognized Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) for its energy efficiency upgrades. Upgrades completed at Bronson’s Battle Creek facilities resulted in a total rebate of $92,183 from SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company’s rebate program, facilitated by Efficiency United, which helps businesses reduce their energy use and costs.

“Helping businesses save energy and reduce their energy expenses allows us to help the entire community,” said Paul Brown, senior program manager at Efficiency United. “Projects like Bronson’s combine the power of new technologies with existing equipment. Retrofitting equipment is only one way to take advantage of our rebate programs.”

Bronson completed energy efficiency upgrades to three boilers, including oxygen trim controls, boiler controls and variable frequency drives. Efficiency United energy engineers determined the project will lower usage by more than 250,000 therms annually, reducing carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to 205 homes’ electricity use for one year according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

“Our entire organization is committed to sustainability and reducing energy use,” says Jim McKernan, chief operating officer at Bronson Battle Creek. “Not only does it help limit the impact on the environment, but it reduces costs. Those savings can ultimately be invested in other local healthcare services that help advance the health of our community.”