For 39 years Macra Lace company has carefully and pridefully crafted lace fabrics for apparel, intimate apparel, and home textiles out of its 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Oxford, NC. They looked for a vendor who could provide a solution to replace their outdated and inefficient T12s and metal halides to reduce their operating costs.

GreenTech recommended a combination of LED high bays and tubes retrofitting existing fixtures wherever possible to reduce costs. The result was a dramatic improvement in lighting and a 69% reduction in energy consumption yielding an estimated savings of 809,000 kWh/yr, which is comparable to taking 120 cars off of the road. Through the achievement of such savings and with the rebate assistance of the Duke Progress Energy Efficiency for Business Program, Macra Lace is set to experience a 1.6 year payback.

After three months the plant manager says he loves the energy savings, however, not having to replace T12 bulbs every day is his favorite benefit!

Macra Lace was last modified: July 18th, 2017 by Danielle Fryer