CASE – Cape Ann Saves Energy – is an energy savings initiative that helps local business owners make smarter choices. Powered by National Grid, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the communities of Cape Ann, Energy Source, and Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy, CASE connects business owners with the energy savings programs that are right for them.
CASE is approaching our one-year anniversary in March! This past year we have successfully connected with almost 100 local business owners in the Cape Ann Area. As winter is upon us, business may be slowing down in Cape Ann so now is the perfect time to look into energy efficiency upgrades at your facility. Get connected with the CASE team to learn how we can help you save money and cut down on energy usage visit capeannchamber.com/small-business/cape-annsaves-energy/ for more information.
CASE Champion- Scalfani’s Italian Bakery- Gloucester, MA
Located in the heart of downtown Gloucester, Scalfani’s Italian Bakery, has been a staple for over 30 years. Family owned and perated, Frank Scalfani was looking to brighten up his bakery while reducing the associated utility and maintenance costs. The CASE team connected with Scalfani’s bakery to offer a turnkey and comprehensive energy efficient solution fit for their needs.
From the initial energy assessment, the CASE team provided Scalfani’s with a personalized energy savings plan with the recommendation to upgrade their outdated lighting to LED technology, incorporate LED lighting in their coolers to call attention to featured merchandise and install aerator kits on their water faucets to limit the use of hot water and save on the amount of water being used.
Seeing the potential, Scalfani’s opted to move forward and the energy efficiency upgrades helped the bakery hit their goals to brighten up their facility, increase employee productivity, improve safety and security, and reduce utility and maintenance costs.
• Over $360 in energy savings annually.
• The project will pay for itself in just under 3 years.
• Scalfani’s Bakery received just over $1,000 in rebates from National Grid to help offset the
costs of the project.
• Saving 2,381 kBtu* annually.
*kBtu is a combination of therm (gas) and kWh (electric)