by Leslie Pachol
Baltimore County Department of Economic Development
Baltimore County manufacturers are working green and improving the bottom line at the same time. Six Baltimore County manufacturers are part of a “Green Team” program that is saving money on energy costs and reducing carbon emissions. Baltimore County chose the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) to implement the federally funded program, starting with energy assessments at each site. The assessments revealed opportunities for energy upgrades such as more efficient air compression systems, lighting retrofits, and modern heating, boiler and HVAC systems.
Acadia Windows & Doors, General Motors Baltimore Operations, Lion Brothers, MarquipWardUnited, Green Bay Packaging, and Kirk-Habicht participated in the program. When all the changes are implemented, these six companies will collectively save more than $251,000 annually on their energy bills and eliminate more than 2.5 million pounds of carbon emissions a year.
Baltimore County has 520 manufacturers. Imagine the savings if everyone “worked green.” For more information, visit the RMI website www.rmiofmaryland.com