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Quality Tops & Kitchens Saves 62% on Energy Consumption Annually After Ecogate Installation

About Quality Tops & Kitchens

Located in Vaughan, Canada, Quality Tops & Kitchens was founded by Tony and Mary Toto in 1974. The company quickly gained a reputation for its impeccable cabinetry and attention to detail.

After moving into their first 10,500 square foot facility, business continued to grow, prompting them to acquire the adjacent space to meet client demands. QTK invested in automated machinery and consistently implemented environmentally conscious initiatives and procedures.

Implementing Ecogate to Reduce Energy Consumption

QTK Workstation

In 2015, QTK's general manager, Daniel Toto, consulted Ecogate to explore ways to reduce energy consumption and cut costs.

QTK's dust collection system consumed around 400,000 kWh annually, presenting a significant opportunity for energy savings with Ecogate.

The Ecogate greenBOX MASTER System

Electricity Use Overview

The Ecogate greenBOX MASTER optimizes energy use by controlling a network of installed Ecogates that automatically open and close based on machine activity. It also adjusts the fan motor speed using a variable frequency drive. By providing the precise amount of ventilation needed by the machines at any given time, the greenBOX dramatically reduces electricity use.

As a result of implementing the Ecogate greenBOX MASTER system, QTK decreased their annual energy consumption by 241,237 kWh—a 62% reduction that translates to annual savings of $38,453.

The electricity use reduction was independently verified by saveONenergy, Ontario's program to promote energy-efficiency projects, resulting in a $61,366 grant towards the completion of the Ecogate project.

Additional Benefits of Ecogate

Besides the impressive energy efficiency, QTK also enjoys a well-performing, fully automated dust collection system, a quieter work environment, and access to Ecogate's web-based analytics platform. This platform provides insights into the dust collection system's performance and electricity use, as well as detailed metrics on workstation activity.

Ecogate's technological sophistication, automation, and energy-efficiency align perfectly with QTK's philosophy of sustainability and uncompromising quality.


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