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Energy Cost Management Initiative Pharmaceutical Manufacturer, San Fransisco, CA

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Energy Cost Management Initiative Pharmaceutical Manufacturer, San Fransisco, CA

One of the top 20 largest industrial companies in the United States, with an- nual revenues of more than $50 billion, has a sizable portfolio of real estate and facilities to be managed. The Pharmaceutical manufacturing company had an initiative to optimize every aspect of the business with an emphasis on controlling rising energy costs.

Goal:
The Pharmaceutical company engaged Trammell Crow Company (TCC) to help centralize the real estate and facilities service functions into a best-in-class functional area. The project also called for an energy cost management initiative.

Solution:
TCC contracted with PRES Energy, a Stark Tech Group Company, to formulate a strategy that addressed savings initiatives and improved the productivity of the end-user’s core business. The real estate portfolio analysis produced by PRES identified potential savings at the Pharamceuti- cal and Medical Surgery Distribution Centers by optimizing lighting and HVAC systems.

The solution called to first retrofit the lighting systems, which enabled fast ROI on invested capital, in addition to a positive impact on work environment and employee productivity. Distribution employees had been experiencing difficulty reading labels when order picking and packing. The new lighting systems made it easier to read and a healthier environment for the workers.

The distribution facilities need precise climate control in order to meet stringent regulations when manufacturing and packaging prescription drugs. In order to reduce operating costs but continue to ensure the storage temperature requirements were met, it was recommended that the HVAC control systems were replaced the new and improved technology.

Results:

  • Reduced Energy & Energy Cost by 10% YoY
  • Facilitated More Harmonious Communication between Corporate & Business Units
  • Energy cost management tools provided key data and valuable insights for KPIs

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