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Ashland Global

First-of-its kind heat recovery system for 250,000sf laboratory delivers 50%+ energy savings

Date 

2004

Location

Easton, PA

Sector

Industrial - Heavy

Funding

Owner CapEx

Project Cost

$250,000+

Annual Energy Savings

50%+

Masterplanner

K. Scott Sine PE - H.T. Lyons

Engineer of Record

K. Scott Sine PE - H.T. Lyons

Lead Engineer

K. Scott Sine PE - H.T. Lyons

Prime Contractor

H.T. Lyons

Overview

In 2004, energy efficiency measures were of little interest to the heavy industrial market. Their incremental costs, combined with limited client understanding of benefits and the design/build expertise for execution, posed significant hurdles.

Given GEMM Founder K. Scott Sine PE's (Scott’s) trailblazing expertise and reputation in the field, ENGIE MEP subsidiary H.T. Lyons, was retained by Ashland Global to design/build a cost-effective heat recovery system for a 250,000 sf. laboratory, with no interruption to 24-7 operations permitted during construction.

Although not a high-dollar project, Scott’s innovative design introduced some of the first thermal wheels in Lehigh Valley (PA) for a facility that was originally designed for 100% supply and exhaust. The resulting 50%+ annual energy savings were measured daily and proudly displayed via a lobby wall monitor.

While Scott’s design is now commonplace, at the time it demonstrated how a strong commissioning program affords/promotes innovative design and successful integration of first-of-its-kind designs/technologies, with no risk and/or inconvenience to the client.

Ashland Global is a leading additives and specialty ingredients company with 2021 revenue of $2.1 Billion, serving the pharmaceutical, personal care, architectural coatings, construction, energy, food, beverage, and nutraceutical markets in over 100 countries.