Hayward Pool Products Receive Environmental Stewardship Award For Implementing Energy Efficient Lighting Initiative

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Hayward® Pool Products of Clemmons, NC, has been awarded an Environmental Stewardship Award from the energy services company Southpoint Solutions. Hayward earned this special recognition because the company recently completed an initiative to upgrade its existing lighting systems to reduce electricity costs and improve lighting quality.

From Left to Right- Jason Lesik, Energy Consultant for Southpoint presents the ESA Award to Jim Kinney, Facility Manager for Hayward and Don Alcord, Plant Manager for Hayward.

Hayward® Pool Products of Clemmons, NC, has been awarded an Environmental Stewardship Award from the energy services company Southpoint Solutions. Hayward earned this special recognition because the company recently completed an initiative to upgrade its existing lighting systems to reduce electricity costs and improve lighting quality. At the same time, Hayward’s reduced electricity usage has resulted in less greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity production.

Southpoint Solutions worked with Hayward to develop and implement this project utilizing the patented technology of Orion Energy Systems. The existing lighting system, which consisted of more than 900 inefficient high-intensity discharge (HID) light fixtures and more than700 T12 strip fixtures, was replaced with Orion's high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology.

As a result of the project, Hayward expects to cut its light-related electricity usage, and the associated costs, by more than 67 percent. An added benefit is that lower electricity usage means less fossil fuel emissions associated with electricity production. By completing this project, Hayward has indirectly reduced the amount of air pollution by 1,425.7 tons of carbon dioxide which has an equivalent impact of saving 177,068 gallons of gasoline annually or planting 394 acres of trees.

Hayward, the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world, manufactures and distributes energy-efficient products that move, clean, heat, light and control the flow of water in residential and commercial swimming pools across the globe. The swimming pool equipment includes pool filters used to continuously clean the pool water, pumps that circulate the water, and fittings such as skimmers, automatic cleaners, chlorinators, heaters, and lighting systems.

Hayward Facility Manager Jim Kenny, said, “We were hoping to decrease operating costs and further advance our environmental profile with this lighting project. Judging by the reduction in our recent utility bills, it’s working.”

Southpoint Solutions worked diligently to provide the right technology and design to meet Hayward’s needs. “Southpoint Solutions played a key role in helping us lower our operational costs through this lighting project, and were instrumental in getting this project installed in a timely fashion,” he said.
Hayward has earned an unsurpassed reputation for product design, manufacturing precision, quality assurance, efficiency and a total commitment to customer satisfaction and support. For more information, visit http://www.hayward.com

About Southpoint Solutions
Southpoint Solutions, LLC. is an energy services company whose mission is to help commercial and industrial companies reduce energy costs and achieve environmental objectives by developing and implementing turnkey energy efficiency projects consisting primarily of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting platforms, intelligent wireless control systems and direct renewable solar technology. For more information, visit http://www.SouthpointSolutions.com.

About Hayward Pool Products
Hayward Pool Products, a division of Hayward Industries Inc., is the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world. Headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Hayward designs, manufactures and markets the Totally Hayward® System, a full line of residential and commercial pool equipment including pumps, filters, heating, cleaners, sanitization, automation, lighting, safety and energy solutions.

The company, which has built its brand on innovation, energy-efficiency, safety and reliability, includes such brands as Salt & Swim® 3C, EcoStar®, TriStar®, Super Pump®, ProLogic®, AquaConnect®, HeatPro®, ColorLogic®, AquaRite®, Navigator® Pro, PoolVac XL™, TigerShark®, among others. Hayward products are sold through a network of distributors and 3,000 Totally Hayward Dealer Partners throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia, Australia, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, contact Hayward at (908) 351-5400 or visit http://www.hayward.com.

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