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A customer success story from Northern Dock Systems

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Addressing the Issues

Bohne Spring Industries Ltd. is a spring manufacturer with over 100+ years of experience. As a leading manufacturer, Bohne Spring consistently strives to foster innovation and utilize state-of-the-art equipment for their operations. Due to the high amount of daily traffic and volume, employees at Bohne Spring would leave their loading dock doors open for upwards of six hours at a time. Leaving the dock doors open for an extended period allowed cold air to infiltrate indoors during winter, causing discomfort for employees while hindering on their productivity.

Estimated total energy savings

Estimated total energy savings in Year 1

$6,600.00

Estimated total energy savings

Estimated total energy savings in Year 5

$33,000.00

Estimated total energy savings

Estimated total energy savings in Year 10

$66,000.00

The Solution and Results

Northern Dock Systems installed three Durashield models of Enershield Air Barriers over their dock doors to:
  • Seal off up to 90% of cold outdoor air and contaminants from entering the facility.
  • Increase the life expectancy of their HVAC equipment by reducing the number of cycles required to efficiently heat their indoor space.
  • Provide better indoor temperature control, enhancing indoor comfort for Bohne Spring’s loading dock workers and improving their productivity.
In addition to the positive impact the air barriers made to employees at Bohne Spring Industries, Northern Dock Systems helped to facilitate energy rebates with their local utility company.

With the three air barriers efficiently creating an environmental separation even while their loading dock doors remain open, Bohne Spring is now able to save an estimated $6,600 annually by reducing their energy consumption.

 
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