SOURCE: Cascade Energy, Inc.

Industrial Energy Efficiency

June 10, 2015 08:00 ET

Sysco Reinforces Commitment to Energy Efficiency by Renewing Contract With Cascade Energy

The Partnership Builds on Cascade Energy's Previous Work Providing Energy Management Services and Carbon Disclosure Project Reporting Support to Multiple Sysco Facilities

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - Cascade Energy today announced that Sysco, the world’s largest foodservice distributor, will renew their contract with Cascade. The new contract builds on a partnership established nine years ago, to aggressively reduce energy use at Sysco facilities.

In 2005 Sysco asked Cascade to help them meet their energy efficiency goals. Under Sysco’s direction, Cascade developed a multifaceted, company-wide energy management program aimed at reducing energy use at 110 Sysco food distribution warehouses. By the end of 2014, Sysco had reduced their distribution center energy intensity by 41%. In addition to energy management services, Cascade also provides Sysco with Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) support for data reporting.

“Sysco has always had ambitious energy efficiency goals, and their executive support for continuous improvement is outstanding,” said Cascade Energy founder and CEO, Marcus Wilcox. “Our team is excited to roll up our sleeves and get started on this next phase of improvement.”

To achieve additional savings, the strategic energy management program will combine measurement, modeling, training, certification, and targeted facility tune-ups. Cascade’s award-winning energy management software system, SENSEI®, will be implemented to track facility and companywide energy performance. The new, multi-year scope of work ranges from developing predictive energy models and delivering tune-ups to continued support for Sysco’s annual CDP reporting of energy, water, and other carbon constituents.

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 range of industries, including cold storage, foodservice distribution, food processing, agribusiness, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and general manufacturing. Cascade provides 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 21 years of hands-on experience, Cascade has a proven track record of reducing industrial energy consumption and costs. For more information, visit and

About Sysco

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates 194 distribution facilities serving approximately 425,000 customers. For Fiscal Year 2014 that ended June 28, 2014, the company generated sales of more than $46 billion. For more information, visit

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