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Case Studies

A Canadian egg-producer discovers over $0.5 Million in annualized savings

A Canadian egg-producer discovers over $0.5 Million in annualized savings

The egg industry is one that has changed over the years from many smaller producers to one that is highly centralized and more specialized.  Trade associations and industry groups have successfully campaigned to improve the image of the egg away from the high-cholesterol image that had struck a blow to the industry.

A Canadian municipality identifies over 25% savings in operating fire and EMS stations

A Canadian municipality identifies over 25% savings in operating fire and EMS stations

Unlike most of our clients, municipalities do not have to contend with brutal competition in the marketplace to survive.  But that is not to say that they don’t have constant pressure on them to manage their costs.

A major retailer saves multi-million dollars in energy and maintenance costs

A major retailer saves multi-million dollars in energy and maintenance costs

North American retail companies spend approximately $20 billion on energy each year. A 10 percent reduction in energy costs for the average full-line discount retailer is equivalent to an increase in sales of $25 per square foot.

Energy data collection maximizes savings for long-term care facilities company

Energy data collection maximizes savings for long-term care facilities company

The private equity shareholders of a major North American long term care chain decided to bring in an investment bank to undertake a strategic review of the company’s operations. The choices included an outright sale, and that brought up the question of energy efficiency - given the relatively high prices for electricity and reduced government contribution in several of the jurisdictions. 

Energy efficiency management delivers big savings to supermarket chain

Energy efficiency management delivers big savings to supermarket chain

Supermarkets operate in extremely competitive marketplaces, with an average profit margin of only 1%. It is estimated that North Americans spend some $550 billion on food in various store formats, but the competition for those dollars force all participants to continue to find ways to cut prices.