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Crown Point Health Suites Receives No-Cost Facility Energy Upgrades From Budderfly


Company Installs Commercial-Grade LED Fixtures and New HVAC Technology to Dramatically Reduce Energy Use

SHELTON, CT, August 31, 2021 – Budderfly, #10 overall and #2 in energy on the 2021 Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies list, today announced Crown Point Health Suites (Crown Point) as their Energy-Efficiency-as-a-Service (EEaaS) customer. Budderfly is helping the long-term care facility save money and reduce its carbon footprint by upgrading indoor and outdoor lighting to LED fixtures and adding HVAC compressor sensors to track usage—all while funding 100% of the upfront cost of replacing everything through utility bill savings. For more information, please read the full Crown Point case study at https://bit.ly/3BpDTcp

Since 2011, Crown Point has accelerated healing by providing skilled nursing services that promote patient autonomy and self-determination in a comfortable, resort-like 108-bed environment. The organization opted for standard two and four-pin fluorescent lighting and screw-in bulbs rather than the new and expensive LED systems. But over the years, the inefficiency of these systems became clear, and the irregular replacement of bulbs created mismatched appearances of color, brightness, and temperature in lighting throughout their facilities. The problem was more than cosmetic; proper lighting is also critical for safety reasons, to prevent accidents and facilitate the reading of medication labels, etc.

“It was a battle to constantly change fluorescent lights out. Lighting can make or break the look of an environment, and we were replacing as many as thirty bulbs each month. It was overwhelming for the maintenance department,” said Crown Point co-founder and CEO, Rick Ruble.

At first, Crown Point was skeptical of Budderfly, because they had already spoken with competitive vendors, but the upfront capital costs of updating their LED lighting, HVAC system, and thermostats were too great for them to handle alone. Budderfly proved to be different because they absorb that capital expense and cover all costs using only utility bill savings—making the entire process completely risk-free. Budderfly installed:

  • Over 3,500 commercial-grade LED fixtures, ballasts, dimmers, plates, and bulbs.
  • Passive Infrared (PIR) occupancy sensors to detect when a room wasn’t occupied and automatically adjust the lighting.
  • New CWS HVAC technology to track how long the HVAC compressors or heaters were running.
  • Smart commercial thermostats along with a Venstar Explorer Module to enable remote thermostat control via a mobile application.
  • Venstar Lock Ring for the thermostats to prevent an unauthorized adjustment to climate control settings.

“With the unique design of four households and a community center under one roof, Crown Point needed an environmental partner who is experienced enough to know their challenges and skilled enough to upgrade their facilities with the latest energy-efficient equipment,” said Al Subbloie, CEO, Budderfly. “We are proud not only to upgrade their facilities requiring no out-of-pocket costs but also to give them the means to better control power consumption by monitoring an all-inclusive energy dashboard.”

Moving forward, Budderfly will replace all of Crown Point’s HVAC units and continue ongoing maintenance in keeping with their Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS) policy, all with no upfront costs.

About Budderfly

Budderfly is disrupting the energy industry by leading the digital transformation of energy consumption conservation through its unique Budderfly EnergyCloud™ Energy-Efficiency-as-a-Service model. With no cost to its customers, Budderfly implements proprietary energy intelligence software, energy efficiency upgrades such as LED lights, HVAC replacements and upgrades, variable frequency drives, refrigeration controls, options for comprehensive maintenance, and much more, that span more than 20 savings categories.

Budderfly creates networks of patented IoT devices that meter and report on all elements of energy use. Together these optimize energy usage at the point of consumption within each facility across the enterprise. Budderfly’s ongoing services and proactive maintenance ensure that a building’s energy infrastructure never becomes outdated. The result is significant, immediate, and progressive energy expense savings, upgraded facilities, and a reduced carbon footprint for its client facilities. For more information visit www.budderfly.com, our blog, or follow us on Twitter @BudderflyEnergy.

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