Paul Rak, a business owner and “green champion” lead his company through a Green Tech transformation.  Read about his journey and the products he nominates.

Technology Nominator:

Paul Rak, President, VeriForm and VeriGreen Inc

VeriForm Inc.

20 Lindsay Road, Cambridge
ON, Canada N1R 7K6
Tel. 519-653-6000 ext. 22
Fax. 519-653-1016
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.veriform.ca

Since 2006 Paul Rak, a business owner and “green champion” lead his company through a Green Tech transformation. VeriForm, a high precision sheet metal and plate fabrication business with 19 employees invested $46,186 in over 42 individual energy saving projects resulting in an annual reduction of operating costs by over $91,000 and projected savings of over $1.42 million over the next 10 years. The simple payback for the average energy savings project was just 6.3 months and some projects paid for themselves in less than 2 weeks. The projects resulted in the reduction of the company’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 233 tonnes per year, equivalent to more than 10,000 trees absorbing carbon dioxide annually.

In addition VeriForm has acquired over 50% of its sales from the green sector since early 2009, manufacturing solar panel frames, wind tower transport saddles and dairy sector biogas tanks. Mr. Rak even sits on the board of directors for a company that finances large green projects. “Getting into the green sectors is for us an extension of the greening of our company. Not only have we reduced our carbon footprint but we are also participating in the new green economy. “

Below Paul shares some of the Green Technologies he used in his projects. “It only makes sense to share our thousands of hours of research, trials, testing and measuring with others. Our results show that "Going Green" doesn’t have to be painful or expensive. We realized a payback period of just 6.4 months simply by concentrating on the most profitable "Low-Hanging Green Fruits”™. Here are some of the products we successfully used.”


Product Showcased: Wattstopper Adjustable Vacancy Sensor

Company Name: Verigreen and Wattstoppers

Description of Product: Adjustable Vacancy Sensor

  • No leakage to load in off mode
  • 0 to 600 W
  • Incandescent or fluorescent
  • 1/6 HP fans
  • Adjustable delay 1 to 30 minutes
  • 180º passive infrared sensor coverage (600 sq. ft.)
  • Indoor residential application

Technical Specifications: See PDF

Comment from Paul:

Although this product is designed for home use, I placed it in our meeting and lunch rooms and it works perfectly for a small business. Wattstopper products are also available for commercial facilities.


Product Showcased: XLERATOR® Hand Driers

Company Name: Verigreen and Excel Dryer Inc.

Description of Product: Hand Dryers

  • Dries hands COMPLETELY in 10 to 15 seconds
  • Uses 80% less energy versus other dryers
  • 95% cost savings versus paper towels
  • GREENSPEC® approved and helps qualify for LEED® credits
  • Source reduction alternative
  • Promotes better hygiene
  • Runs on 15A service (great for older buildings)
  • Available in a variety of colours and finishes

Technical Specifications: See Attached PDF

Comment from Product Nominator:

I did a great deal of research on hand dryers and liked this one the best. It really works and delivers on energy savings.


Product Showcased: KEC Capacitors

Company Name: Verigreen and KVAR Energy Savings Inc.

Description of Product: KEC Capacitors

Commercial & Industrial

Recapture electricity, reduce energy costs and prolong the life of your equipment with KEC Capacitors. A motor has no way of intelligently adjusting the amount of electricity it consumes in relation to the job of work it does. Today's industrial applications require looking beyond the traditional means of energy conservation and savings. Often three-phase KEC are recognized as the most readily available turnkey solution to various motor problems, since they provide numerous other benefits in addition to reductions in electrical energy efficient.

Technical Specifications:

  • 10 - 15% kWh in monthly savings
  • 5-year warranty
  • Investment return (36 months or less)
  • Reduced energy demand
  • Decreased heat dissipation (extends life cycle) on motors
  • Patented and UL/CSA listed product
  • Optimization Sizing System
  • ROHS Compliant

Comment from Product Nominator:

I liked this product the best. The passive units of fixed capacitors are made of linseed oil capacitors, as opposed to PCBs, the wiring and other components are also of premium grade. Also, KVAR EC™ are designed for a 25 year life cycle.


 

About VeriGreen

VeriGreen was launched by Paul Rak to assist other companies in finding savings through energy efficiency projects. It is an independently owned Energy Management company that was founded as a direct result of Veriform’s “greening” experiences in 2007-2008. “ Like most such companies, we were too busy with the day-to-day activities necessary to fill orders and develop new customers to pay attention to energy,” says Paul. “High energy costs were just part of the business until I decided to take a look at a few simple, yet promising, ideas to reduce costs. The rest is history.”

VeriGreen is committed to providing only the most practical, most achievable and most profitable green solutions. Along with its "Profitable Green" menu of services, VeriGreen offers a few select green products that have been tested and implemented in its own facilities.

For More Information:

Contact: Paul Rak
Tel: 519-653-6000 ext. 222
Fax: 519-653-1016
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VeriGreen Inc.
20 Lindsay Road
Cambridge ON N1R 7K6

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