South Shore Millwork, located in Norton, MA makes custom architectural millwork for some of the most prominent and luxury residential and corporate projects across New England and the country. South Shore’s facility, totaling 80,000 sq. ft, is made up of office spaces, secondary spaces and a large workshop.
Ecogate Dealer Energy Source put together a turnkey Ecogate installation for the facility with the goal of reducing electricity use.
Ecogate greenBOX Master control system at South Shore Millwork
The new system includes Ecogate activity sensors that indicate which machines need dust collection in real-time, automatic blast gates that open and close to direct airflow exactly where it’s needed, a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) that controls the speed of the dust collection fan to provide exactly the right air volume at any given point of time, and the Ecogate greenBOX MASTER intelligent controller to that ties everything together.
By dynamically reducing the air volume in response to machine needs, the system slows down the dust collection fan, resulting in an approximately 60% energy use reduction.
The results speak for themselves: South Shore Millwork saves approximately $50,000 annually on electricity, and the system will pay for itself in less than two years.