Saving Energy at Dero Bike Racks

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Saving Energy at Dero Bike Racks

  1. 1. Saving Energy is Smart Business As told through the eyes of Dero Bike Racks
  2. 2. Dero Bike Racks Dero Bike Racks is a bike rack company located in  Minneapolis My name is Corie Ross, the Operations Manager  Dero is an innovative bike rack supplier for the U.S.  Have been in business since 1995 
  3. 3. Reasons for Dero’s Lighting Upgrade Savings  Annual savings of about $3300   Payback of less than 2 years Rebate  $5822 from Xcel Energy  Environmental  Visual  Better lighting quality 
  4. 4. How Energy Smart Helped Energy Smart contacted Dero in  July 2008 Connected with free One-Stop  Efficiency Shop lighting audit Light switch completed the first  week of January
  5. 5. Upgrade Process Mike Holder from the One-  Stop Efficiency Shop (MN Center for Energy and Environment) did the leg work Advised us about possible  upgrades in various locations Audit process completed fall  Paint booth after upgrade 2008
  6. 6. Results Too soon to know cost savings  Estimated annual savings of $3300  Visual improvement  Sales office   Paint booth  Quality control on bike racks Happy employee is a productive  employee
  7. 7. Results: Lighting Quality Before Upgrade (July 2008) After Upgrade (January 2009)
  8. 8. No staff time required TRC (electrical contractor)  worked around our schedule Came in early and stayed late  Job supervisor explained lighting  difference
  9. 9. Any questions?

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