Connecticut-based Dee Zee Ice LLC, which markets its products under the Diamond Ice brand, has announced its recent energy efficiency improvements will save the company more than $7,500 annually and nearly $115,000 over the lifetime use of the equipment along with saving 11.4 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity.
The ice manufacturing company partnered with Eversource, an energy provider in New England, which developed a set of standards for Dee Zee’s energy efficiency programs. The set of standards included switching to LED lighting, among other things.
“We work in the cold – one room is 18 degrees, one is 22, one is in the 30s – and the old bulbs used to take minutes to warm up,” said Dee Zee Ice plant manager Rob Holmes. “The LEDs now come on very quickly, which is a welcome change for our staff.”