Advertisement
News
Advertisement

Swept Away By Alternative Energy

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 3:51pm
The Associated Press

xfdad AD-ALTERNATIVE-ENERGY sked

REGULATORY INTELLIGENCE DATA BASE

January 17, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

AGENCY GROUP 05

202-586-5000

INDSTRY GROUP 99

REGION GROUP 04

SWEPT AWAY BY ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

CQ-Roll Call, Inc.

1255 22nd Street N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20037

Transcript/Programming: Tel. 301-731-1728

Sales: Tel. 202-419-8500 ext 599

sales@cqrollcall.com

www.cqrollcall.com

CQ-Roll Call, Inc.

is a private firm not affiliated with the U.S. Government.

Copyright 2012 by CQ-Roll Call, Inc.

Washington, D.C. U.S.A.

All materials herein are protected by United States copyright law

and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed,

published or broadcast without the prior written permission of

CQ-Roll Call, Inc. You may not alter or remove any trademark,

copyright or other notice from copies of the content.

After 160 years in the brush industry, MBC Ventures (formerly Maryland Brush Company) decided to diversify its business model and add new energy efficiency products to its manufacturing portfolio. With an economic development grant from the Maryland Energy Administration that was made available with Recovery Act funds from the Energy Department's State Energy Program, the company purchased and installed equipment to begin manufacturing intelligent skylight systems in its Baltimore, Md., facility.

The new production line, called SKYLouverT systems, uses sunlight to reduce commercial building energy consumption by up to 50 percent. The energy savings are achieved by providing daylight to building interiors and generating thermal energy that can be used for heating the building and for its water supply.

This week, MBC celebrated the launch of its SKYLouverT product line with state and local officials, several key solar energy stakeholders, and prospective customers. As part of the transition to producing clean energy technologies, MBC hired four new employees. Once MBC reaches full production, the line is expected to employ up to 25 people.

MBC installed a 50-unit SKYLouverT system in one area of its brush manufacturing facility, which is expected to lower the facility's electric light demand by 60-70 percent, and heating and cooling demand by 30-40 percent. On the manufacturing floor, the need for electric lighting has been nearly eliminated during the day, and MBC employees are happy to work in the natural light.

Advertisement

Share this Story

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading

Curated By Logo