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GLRPPR Sector Resource: 2011 Case Study: Schwan's Global Supply Inc.

Title:
2011 Case Study: Schwan's Global Supply Inc.

Abstract:
Intern Taylor Scott was hired an intern to work on projects in order to improve plant efficiencies at Schwan's Global Supply Inc. The focus of the compressed-air project was to complete an air-leak audit and recommend opportunities to reduce usage. Schwan's lighting is inconsistent and outdated. A lighting audit would determine the current lighting and identify how much the company would save with more efficient lighting. Compressed air and lighting are typically two large parts of the utility bill. Improving efficiencies in these two areas could lead to a long term cost savings for the plant. The solutions suggested by the intern were projected to save 1,620,696.30 kWh of electricity each year, equaling an annual cost savings of $103,423.48.

URL:
http://www.sbeap.org/files/sbeap/publications/2011_Schwans_Case_Study.pdf

Source:
Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute P2 Intern Program

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
Not Available

Associated Sectors:

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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