Allagash Brewing Company of Portland, ME, is estimated to save approximately $13,000 annually utilizing Freeaire’s energy-saving system. Engineered Systems Magazine published an article detailing how the brewery was able to make significant cuts in energy costs with Freeaire’s technology. Freeaire of Canton, MA, was able to provide Allagash with a comprehensive proposal to retrofit the company’s five existing coolers with smart technology to regulate energy consumption and to make use of the cold “free air” outside. If fully implemented, the retrofit might have saved Allagash as much as $25,000 a year in electricity costs — enough to repay the energy-saving investment in less than two-and-a-half years.
The projected 225,000 kwh savings the company would have experienced translates into about 343,000 pounds of CO2 saved, according to the U.S. EPA, as well as 362 barrels of oil not consumed and 370,000 miles of roads not driven. That is a substantial savings for a company that distributes its products in a 17-state market that includes Boston, New York, Washington, Chicago, and even extends as far west as Los Angeles.
Allagash ultimately decided to utilize Freeaire’s energy-saving system in its large shipping warehouse with its sizable refrigeration needs to save an estimated $13,000 a year in energy costs.