Entries by Brian Walterbach

Food Distributor Saves $2 Million Annually with Portfolio-Wide Lighting Retrofits

This national food distribution company teamed up with CMT and AES to implement a portfolio-wide implementation of lighting retrofits. The team was able to blend best rate/rebate facility with business priorities to roll out a program that saves the client over $2 million annually in energy spend while over 1/3 of the project cost was paid for with rebates.

Bluescope Buildings Lighting Lease to Generate $1 Million Positive Cash Flow

BlueScope Buildings is the business unit that produces steel building systems for the two preeminent brands in North America; Butler Manufacturing and Varco Pruden Buildings. The Plant Manager identified that lighting accounted for approx. 40% of their electric consumption. When he ran into Corporate CAPEX restrictions, that’s when he teamed up with AES to structure a cash flow positive, off-balance sheet operating lease structure with their existing equipment leasing company to fund the lighting retrofit.