DAMASCUS BAKERY SAVINGS

 

BACKGROUND

 

Damascus Bakery just opened a state-of-the-art 120,000 square foot baking facility on a 5-acre site, less than one mile from Newark Airport to expand their 82-year old DUMBO baking enterprise.  Geatain Engineering was retained to provide additional energy saving measures. Major challenges for Damascus Bakery included:

  • New facility was designed with many of the latest energy advances, including LED lighting, insulation, controls and building management system.

  • Interested in energy measures with less than two-year return.

  • Owner wanted to preserve inventory against blackouts.

  • Ongoing facility construction throughout project.

  • Large sections of the facility were set aside for future expansion and not in use.

 

HOW GEATAIN ENGINEERING HELPED

 

Geatain Engineering followed the following steps to offer solutions:

  • Spoke with operating staff to understand building infrastructure.

  • Surveyed building to understand existing equipment operations and limitations.

  • Brainstormed several thoughtful and innovative solutions.

  • Shortlisted most significant savings measures.

 

BENEFITS

 

  • Examined various sources of backup power including dual feeder and backup generation.

  • Streamlined operations to simplify routine work.

  • Examined reuse of oven heat for building heating.

  • Adjusted building temperatures and settings to save energy.

 

CHALLENGES

 

• New facility was designed with latest energy advances.

• Only immediate return measures requested.

• Owner wanted to preserve inventory against blackouts.

 

SOLUTIONS

 

• Daylighting

• Backup power

• Dual voltage feeder

• Thermal storage

• Reactive power

• Operational strategies

• Renewable energy

 

LIFE-CYCLE SAVINGS

 

 $ 3,080,000

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