Yenra : Energy : Energy Efficiency : Lowering emissions through energy avoidance

Vestaris contracting with Procter & Gamble to implement improvements at P&G's Family Care facility in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The $960,000 energy efficiency project will include an HVAC retrofit as well as a compressed air system demand reduction and controls upgrade.

"Our experience is that Vestar is a very professional organization," explained Beth Emanuelson, Senior Purchasing Manager for P&G. "Based on our analysis, we expect these project upgrades will save the plant more than $367,000 annually in energy costs."

Vestar has assisted other large corporations such as General Motors by implementing similar projects to promote energy efficiency. With the successful design and execution of improvements at 13 automotive manufacturing facilities in six states, GM is expected to realize a savings of more than $4.5 million annually in energy costs.

"Vestar is pleased to work with P&G in this project to increase energy efficiency, which will also lower its emissions impact through the same energy avoidance," said Doug Woodward, Business Alliance Manager for Vestar. "This is one of the soundest operational investments a company like P&G can make during times of volatile energy prices."

Vestar is an energy service company specializing in facility and infrastructure solutions and the appropriate application of energy-related technology.

Vestar works to understand customer goals and apply them to develop and deliver facility infrastructure solutions that conserve resources and improve building performance. Vestar is an affiliate of Cinergy Corporation, one of the largest diversified energy companies in the U.S.