Greif - Packaging Manufacturing Facilities
Delaware, Ohio
Bluestone Construction provided comprehensive, turn-key, analysis and construction management services for the retrofit of the lighting system for 18 of the packaging materials manufacturing facilities for Greif Packaging across the United States. These facilities included drum, bulk container and corrugated container plants encompassing approximately 2.3 million square feet of building area.
Client: Greif Packaging

Completion Date: December 2008

Size: 2.277,000 Sq. Ft.
Bluestone Construction’s involvement in these projects began with a comprehensive energy analysis of each plant’s lighting system, existing light fixtures, existing lighting controls (if any), historical energy usage, current energy costs and operational lighting requirements. Bluestone Construction provided a design for the retrofit and control of the light fixtures in the facility, estimated construction costs for fixture replacement and calculated the anticipated energy cost savings. Bluestone also investigated government and utility company incentives for each location.

A return on investment (ROI) was developed for each facility using the projected capital improvement investment for the lighting retrofit and the projected energy cost savings. The ROI ranged from 8% to 51%, with an overall average of approximately 37%.

Once each project was approved, Bluestone managed the purchase of the lighting fixtures and their replacement within the facility. Bluestone also coordinated the work with operations management at the facility so that the continued production operations was not impacted.

Environmental Impact:
9,385,000 KWH/year savings
6,400 Tons of CO2 reduction
1,110 Acres of Trees Saved
1,220 Cars Removed
730,000 Gallons of Gasoline saved
17,400 Barrels of Oil Saved
EPACT/Utility Rebates: $1,300,000
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