Sentry Equipment Corp Goes Green
STURTEVANT, Wis., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Companies are realizing that high efficiency construction materials and products are a smart choice for their bottom line and the environment. Sentry Equipment Corp, a worldwide manufacturer of sampling components and systems, chose Beta LED(TM) as the outdoor LED lighting supplier for its new 51,000-square-foot manufacturing and office building.
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The features of this new building offer a stark contrast to the typical manufacturing facility and are indicators that this $5 million building is more than brick, steel and cable. The structure is designed using environmentally friendly materials and construction techniques.
When Sentry Equipment began the process of designing and constructing a new facility, it researched using high efficiency LED lighting and discovered the tremendous payback these lights would provide. Because of his commitment to the environment and making prudent business decisions, the CEO of the company, Michael Farrell, set out to build the facility to meet green standards.
“Working with Beta LED has been both a logical business decision and a responsible choice for the environment,” said Farrell. “I know we’re going to realize an excellent ROI on these lights. Their long-life and virtually maintenance-free operation made it an easy choice.”
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has heralded LEDs as the future of lighting. According to the DOE, LEDs have an extremely long life span when compared to incandescent lighting — in many cases they last 20 times longer. LEDs consume considerably less energy and are clean burning, thus reducing carbon emissions significantly.
“Mike Farrell championed the building’s green design,” said Rob Ezerins, Senior Design Architect with Opus North Corporation, Sentry’s design/build firm. “He challenged us to find technological solutions to accommodate his commitment. Beta LED’s outdoor commercial fixtures were a key part of the solution.”
“We’re very pleased to have been selected as the outdoor LED lighting supplier for Sentry Equipment’s new building,” said Kevin Orth, Beta LED National Sales Manager. “Like Sentry, Beta LED is committed to innovation, the environment and helping companies recognize the tremendous value LEDs provide.”
In addition to Beta LED’s outdoor lights, Sentry Equipment incorporated other sustainable building elements such as on-site storm water treatment and infiltration, high-efficiency glass, low-consumption plumbing fixtures and extensive use of daylight.
About Sentry Equipment
Sentry Equipment Corp is the leading worldwide manufacturer of sampling products and systems. With capabilities to sample almost any gas, liquid, slurry or bulk solid, they have the most comprehensive line of products for sampling applications available. The company serves a wide range of industries including power generation, petroleum refining, cement, chemical, plastic, feed/grain, food, dairy and mining. Approaching its 85th year in business, Sentry is an employee owned company located in Oconomowoc, WI.
About Beta LED
Beta LED, a brand of Beta Lighting, was established to dedicate resources to the emerging use of LED for general illumination. Beta Lighting provides the lighting market with high-quality, specification-grade luminaries for both interior and exterior lighting applications. Headquartered in Sturtevant, Wis., Beta Lighting operates a 450,000 square-foot manufacturing facility and is ISO90001:2000 registered.
About Opus North Corporation
The Opus Group, a $2.1 billion national real estate development company, has been building beyond clients’ expectations and fulfilling their development visions for nearly 55 years. With headquarters in Minneapolis, Opus has 2,100 employees in 28 offices throughout North America.