Issue: May 2009


ActionEco.org Feature: Tektronix Energy Audit Identifies $510,000 in Annual Savings



by Tony Davidson

This week on ActionEco.org: Tektronix, a $1.1 billion global leader in test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has identified $510,000 in estimated annual energy savings as the result of a comprehensive three-day energy audit.

The annual Tektronix savings will require a one-time investment of about $233,000, said facilities and general services manager Joe Ohama. As much as $378,000 of the annual savings is possible in 2009, according to the audit.

Major savings were identified throughout the company's Beaverton, Ore., complex, but it was the combination of large and small changes that contributed to the considerable bottom-line savings.

"One of the biggest audit findings was the benefit of pulling in people from our different user groups," Ohama said. "Manufacturing, engineering -- getting everyone in the room at the same time."

"Joe and the team took the time to set themselves up for success, brought the right people together and asked the tough questions," said Tektronix chief financial officer Chuck McLaughlin. "Their results will serve as a great stretch goal for other companies that perform energy audits."

The full story is available on ActionEco.org, an online expert forum on enterprise energy efficiency. ActionEco's mission is to provide information and expert guidance that encourages companies to incorporate sustainable business practices into their operational best practices and to help them save money by increasing energy efficiency.

ActionEco.org is a program of Fluke Corporation. An expert forum on enterprise energy efficiency, ActionEco.org provides information, expertise and a community of ideas to encourage companies to incorporate sustainable business practices into their operational best practices and to help them save money by increasing energy efficiency. ActionEco.org's team of expert bloggers provide real-world expertise and its profiles of companies demonstrate practical paths to operational excellence and bottom-line savings. To join the conversation, visit http://www.actioneco.org.

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