SOURCE: Cascade Energy, Inc.

Industrial Energy Efficiency

February 03, 2015 12:00 ET

Lineage Logistics Implements a Company-Wide Energy Management Program and Teams With Cascade Energy on Training and Tune-Ups

The Partnership Builds on Cascade's Previous Work, Providing Energy Management Services to Lineage's Network of Cold Storage Warehouses

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - February 03, 2015) - Cascade Energy today announced an agreement with Lineage Logistics, the second largest refrigerated warehouse and logistics provider in the industry, in support of Lineage's plan to implement a company-wide energy management program.

The program expands on successful pilot projects Cascade and Lineage have completed at select sites that already garnered significant cost savings. Now, Lineage plans to implement a three-year energy program at all of their 111 facilities. "This three-year plan delivers the program, platform, and expertise (PPE) that will drive even more energy cost savings, improve our competitive position, and make an important investment in the skills and capability of our greatest energy asset -- our people," said Lineage CEO, Bill Hendricksen.

Taking a PPE approach to energy efficiency requires a multifaceted effort on multiple fronts. At the program level required elements include:

  • Executive support and commitment
  • Site specific energy goals, with a company-wide target of 10% improvement over the next three years and a ten year goal of 25% improvement
  • Dedicated roles and responsibilities for program implementation, at each site
  • Program performance monitoring through energy key performance indicators

The "platform" involves energy efficiency software that provides a common interface across all facilities. The platform will incorporate real-time energy use, production and weather data to provide visibility on true energy performance.

Cascade will provide support for the "expertise" aspect of the program in the form of:

  • Onsite energy efficiency tune-ups that identify and implement low/no-cost energy savings opportunities
  • Training on refrigeration system best practices
  • Technical support over the three-year program to help facilitate continuous improvement

 "Lineage is taking an aggressive and comprehensive approach to energy management," said Cascade Energy CEO Marcus Wilcox. "We'll work shoulder-to-shoulder with the Lineage team to strategically control energy costs that typically are second only to labor in the industry."

Cascade's energy management services provide organizations with the tools and on-going support required to reduce energy consumption at industrial facilities, without embarking on expensive capital projects. A key component is the facility "tune-up," which delivers cost-effective savings through an operations and maintenance approach. Tune-ups are applied either to an entire facility or to specific systems, such as refrigeration, compressed air, and boiler systems. Cascade ensures that energy savings are maintained and that additional opportunities for efficiency are pursued by providing regular technical support following the tune-up.

About Cascade Energy
Cascade Energy is one of the largest companies in the nation dedicated to industrial energy efficiency. Cascade's projects save industrial companies around $125 million, and two billion kilowatt-hours per year. To date, the company has completed more than 3,000 projects across a variety of industries, including cold storage, foodservice distribution, food processing, agribusiness, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and general manufacturing. In the past five years Cascade has experienced four-fold growth and now employs over 100 professionals. The company has provided services to about half the industrial sites in the Northwest and to many more customers throughout North America and abroad. With a full complement of services and engineering know-how based on over 20 years of hands-on experience, Cascade has a proven track record of reducing industrial energy consumption and costs. For more information, visit cascadeenergy.com.

About Lineage Logistics
Lineage Logistics is one of the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics companies in the world. The company was founded through the combination of premier, temperature-controlled warehousing organizations, some of whose roots date back to the early 1900s. Today, Lineage delivers sophisticated, customized and dependable cold chain solutions to leading food, retail, agriculture and distribution companies through a world-class facility network and diverse value-added services. Lineage serves customers who put a premium on excellence and reliability to ensure our nation's food supply is handled, stored and delivered safely and securely through the entire supply chain. For more information, visit www.lineagelogistics.com.

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