Imtra takes energy-saving steps at headquarters

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Marine products manufacturer Imtra has announced the completion of a green initiative to reduce energy consumption at its corporate headquarters.

Massachusetts-based Imtra’s energy-saving efforts include high-yield solar panels on all suitable roofing surfaces, reducing outside power consumption by 70 percent, and higher energy-efficient bulbs throughout the facility, resulting in a lighting fixture power reduction of 9 percent, the company said.

Imtra Corp. has spent years developing energy-saving products for its customers. Under its Imtra Marine Lighting brand it makes a series of energy-efficient, low-power LED lighting products. The company’s weather instrument division, Maximum Inc., produces wind measurement and alarm systems that are used within the wind and alternative energy industries to deliver “green” power more effectively and efficiently.

“Imtra has been at the forefront of power-conscious LED lighting solutions for years, and this investment in our facility epitomizes our corporate philosophy and commitment to energy efficiency,” CEO Nat Bishop said in a statement. “Not only is it good for our operations, it is good for the environment. I am proud to make this concept a reality. Imtra’s investment in green energy conversion will pay for itself within four years, and with a product life rating of 25 years the solar panels will generate positive cash flow for an additional 21 years."

“A highly energy-efficient building just makes sense for us,” chief financial officer Ned Rogerson said in a statement. “The cost savings will be driven right back into our product development efforts, allowing us to design and manufacture more low-power, high-performance LED and wind-monitoring solutions for our customers. Everyone wins.”

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