An olive producer in Northern California was recently honored by the Pacific Gas & electric Company for their recent green initiatives that are projected to save more than 2.7 million kilowatt hours of electric use each year.
The company, Bell-Carter Foods, Inc., has undertaken several projects to save money and resources, including the development and implementation of an evaporative cooling system for their plant. Evaporative cooling utilizes the power of evaporation to provide cooling to an area at a much more energy-efficient rate. In areas with warm and dry climates, evaporative coolers, or swamp coolers, can be quite effective at lowering the temperature substantially, without the need for a compressor-based air conditioning unit. This is just part of the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.
“We are going to be able to save a lot of money, make our product cheaper and do the right thing for the environment by using less energy,” Ron Kerr, Bell-Carter Foods Inc.
As Kerr notes in the interview, not only are these initiatives environmentally-conscious, they’re also smart business decisions. Any time you can save money on a constant such as energy costs, it has a major impact on your bottom line.
We’re obviously well-versed in evaporative cooling here, and are always excited to see new companies take advantage of this energy-efficient cooling method. While evaporative cooling technology is not new by any means, it continues to advance and improve over time. As it does, expect to see more and more companies take advantage of its benefits.