Calibration Company Upgrades Facilities to Save Money, "Go Green" Dallas-Based Aldinger Makes Big Changes for the Environment and Clients

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Several simple "green" initiatives are expected to decrease Aldinger's usage of non-renewable energy by nearly 80% as immediately as next year. These changes will impact the environment as well as the bottom line, allowing Aldinger to reinvest more into their clients and business growth.

As the “green revolution” continues to grow, a number of large corporations have made improvements to their facilities and operations in order to conserve energy and reduce waste. The hefty price tag of these changes, though, has made many small and midsized companies reluctant to make these important shifts. Aldinger, however, plans to maximize the use of government and energy provider incentives to positively impact the environment, and most interestingly, their bottom line.

Aldinger, based in Dallas, specializes in the calibration, testing, repair, systems development, and sales of weighing and measuring equipment. Aldinger helps companies make better products by ensuring accuracy during production, manufacturing, servicing, testing and other various process levels.

The “greening” of Aldinger began in early September of this year. President Tim Detten said “During our contract negotiations with our energy provider at the beginning of the summer, we were introduced to some of the green energy incentives currently available.” The company then initiated a three-pronged approach to reducing waste and energy consumption.

Phase One, the first of three initiatives to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, included overhauling the building’s lighting system. Lime Energy, a leader in energy efficiency consulting, was brought in to retrofit the company’s vintage 1970s fluorescent lighting with digitally ballasted T8 lighting, resulting in a more comfortable lighting environment for employees, and a 60% reduction in energy consumption.

Aldinger continued the process with Phase Two, replacing their old and inefficient roof. Aldinger contracted a local roofing company to replace their formerly gravel roof with a much more environmentally friendly polyISO roof. PolyISO is the leading energy efficient insulation in the nation, boasting the highest R-Value, or insulation ability, of any available material.

The final phase, Phase Three, began construction at the end of October. Aldinger collaborated with gleanPower, the premier energy efficiency provider in North Texas. Joe Marrs, president of gleanPower, mentioned that “renewable energy technologies like solar power have really come a long way. Businesses are finally catching on to the idea of using more efficient methods to power their facilities, as evidenced by companies like Google. It’s my prediction that eventually almost all businesses will harness the power needed for their facilities themselves, and Aldinger is definitely one of those companies leading the way.”

Many of the incentives utilized in this process were included in the American Recovery And Reinvestment Act of 2009, which prompted Aldinger to also join Oncor’s Solar PV program.

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