VOLVO REDUCES FUEL CONSUMPTION BY 80% WITH ADVANCED RADIANT SYSTEMS’ CONTINUOUS SERIES
Volvo is world renown for its environmental consciousness, recently established a corporate goal to make all of its manufacturing facilities carbon neutral by 2012. Volvo trucks participate in the U. S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies Save Energy Now LEADER initiative which requires manufacturers to reduce their facilities energy intensity by 2.5% per year over a 10 year time frame.
Advanced Radiant Systems installed 60 High Efficiency heaters in Volvo’s Trucks’ NRV plant’s shipping building; replacing the existing warm air system. The building is an ideal choice for radiant heating with it’s high ceilings and high air change, as the radiant heater have a very quick response time.
The radiant heaters resulted in a headline 80% reduction in natural gas consumption - not to mention the yearly savings in electricity, and CO2. Plus, with a savings of nearly $50,000 per year they received a payback on their investment in only 2 and a half years.
For details on this project please see the Volvo Case Study from the U.S. Department of Energy.
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