Energy Best Practices

Energy

  • Air compressors
    • Pureglass
      • Check lines for leaks
      • Has a master valve at compressor, used at night to eliminate leaks
    • Non-brand
      • Compressor tuneup ?
  • Lighting
    • Pureglass
      • High efficiency flourescent lighting (avg paypback period 1 yr?)
      • Had energy audit from local utility
  • Dust collection
    • Energy audit
    • NEED TO RESEARCH
      • Tuneups?
    • NOTES:
      • CI: automatic cleaning of dust pipes. Uses pressure sensor to know it needs to be cleaned. Backpulse compressed air off filters to push dust into a bin. Most guys use giant vacuum cleaner and a vertical bag. More efficient ones are available, using a cyclone vacuum that spins the dust around in circles. Recommends that filters get cleaned regularly. CI’s system cost $0.5M. Burton did it because they were worried about the impact of the dust on the employees.
  • HVAC
    • Insulation in building
    • Compressor tuneup
    • Energy audit
  • Solar PV
    • US Blanks
    • Green Room Resin
    • Phantom surfboards (AU)
    • Note… have to own the building for Sunpower to make sense
  • Wood Surf Co
    • Generating energy from wood waste using an onsite boiler