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Success Story — Coloplast Corporation

Coloplast CorporationNORTH MANKATO – Coloplast Corporation has saved 5% of its energy costs through its efficiency efforts thus far and hopes to save even more.

Coloplast underwent a lighting upgrade to T8 fluorescent lights with parabolic reflectors in 2007 in both its office and warehouse/production areas. To generate additional savings, Coloplast uses occupancy sensors to help keep lights turned off when unneeded in break rooms, rest rooms, meeting rooms, and every individual office. Benco Electric provided rebates for these retrofit projects as well as a rooftop unit retrofit project.

In addition, Coloplast replaced its roof and added insulation to help keep energy used to heat the building from being wasted. To keep the sun’s light out during cooling season, employees use roller shades on their windows, which are double-pane to keep heat in during winter.

Coloplast recently underwent an Energy Smart site visit and Energy Smart will help Coloplast evaluate its eligibility for Energy Star rating as a building in the top 75th percentile of energy efficiency.

Contact Energy Smart today to tap into utility rebates for your energy projects. Contact us at or (651) 292-3902.