HILDRETH'S HOME GOODS
In 1842, Lewis Hildreth began carting general store merchandise from Sag Harbor by horse and wagon to the original Hildreth’s located on Main Street in Southampton. By the early 1900’s, Southampton was becoming a haven for wealthy New Yorkers, business was increasing and the store expanded to double its original size. Today, Hildreth’s owns and operates three department stores and a warehouse in Southampton NY. Hildreth's retained Geatain Engineering in the early 21st Century to provide solutions to lower energy costs.
HOW GEATAIN ENGINEERING HELPED
Geatain Engineering followed these steps to identify savings:
Surveyed the three stores and warehouse to understand existing equipment operations and maintenance.
Evaluated the unique features of each building to maximize savings opportunities.
Identified several available energy conservation measures focusing on less well-known infrastructure.
Shortlisted measures to present most significant savings.
Over 75% of lighting costs savings by replacing existing bulbs.
Over 10% electricity savings using microprocessor controls.
Three immediate return measures presented $20,000/year savings.
• Centuries old Main Street location presented several improvements challenges.
• Energy costs anticipated to rise significantly in short-term.
• Antiquated, decades-old equipment was outdated.
• Warehouse contained several large garage bay doors, which were poorly sealed.
• Warehouse studied to become net zero building.
• Microprocessor controls.
• Lighting improvements
• Occupancy Sensors
• Insulation savings