Case Studies

C.R. Bard - Covington, Georgia

Energy Savings Case Study

C.R. Bard - Covington, Georgia
Subject Information
Facility:C.R. Bard - Covington, GA
Facility Type:Medical Manufacturing
Facility Size:453,000 sq. ft.
C.R. BARD is a medical device manufacturer with 20 plants located in the United States and around the world. C.R. BARD is one of the largest medical device manufacturers in the world. Understanding the need to reduce their energy costs, while also increasing their electrical efficiency standards, drove them to undertake an energy efficiency project with Energy Automation Systems at three of their Georgia facilities. Since this installation, EASI has successfully undertaken 11 other C.R. Bard sites in the USA, Mexico and Asia.
Savings Analysis
  Projected Actual
Monthly Savings 19.96% 26.2%
Payback Period 34.9 months 26.7 months
Technology Used EASILiners, PowerLiners, Lighting Upgrades, EASI Optimizers, Frigi-Tech
Cost by Load Group
Lighting31.87%
A/C11.91%
Refrig3.50%
Equipment44.71%
Resistive8.00%
Savings by Load Group
Lighting15.30%
A/C1.47%
Refrig0.73%
Equipment2.46%
Resistive0.00%
Annual Environmental Benefits
  • 3,288,430 lbs CO2
  • 1,223 barrels of oil
  • 928 tons of coal
  • 24,829 lbs of SO2
  • Equivalent to removing 311 vehicles
Additional Benefits
  • Motors run cooler
  • Improved lighting quality
  • Standardized lighting in the entire facility
  • No special training or employee involvement
  • Increased electrical capacity