Commercial and Industrial

energy efficiency for commercial and industrial buildings

Willdan Understands Commercial and Industrial Clients

Our team of experts provide energy efficiency, engineering, administrative services, and new technologies to meet the specific needs of each commercial or industrial facility. We understand the budget and management constraints facing small businesses, the policies that affect large commercial facilities, and the importance of process control and continuous service at industrial facilities.

Willdan is a national leader in small- and medium-business direct install. We have delivered 220,000 direct install projects, providing end-to-end support such as audits, design, equipment procurement, installation, and measurement and verification. This experience has honed our team’s strategies to target and engage businesses of all sizes and demographics – in dense metropolitan areas, as well as rural businesses.

Highlighted Projects

Willdan demonstrates exemplary performance for our commercial and industrial customers – from launching the largest direct install program in the nation for a major New York utility, to driving high-energy savings in hard-to-reach communities in the Pacific Northwest.

The following projects have been completed as part of our commercial and industrial work.

TowerJazz Semiconductor Energy Upgrades

TowerJazz – Newport Beach, CA

Manufacturing Facility Upgrades

Willdan helped TowerJazz optimize their facility’s energy use to maintain a competitive edge in the market. We evaluated potential energy upgrades for the cooling plant, recommended comprehensive solutions, and worked closely with contractors to maximize project savings. Our guidance led to $1,800,000 in utility incentives (largest incentive ever issued by SCE for a third-party program) and 12,500,000 kWh annually and peak demand savings of 1,357 kW.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation Steam Distribution Project

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Steam Distribution Project

With 300 acres, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation is the not-for-profit organization that serves as the real estate developer and property manager of the Brooklyn Navy Yard on behalf of the City of New York. The Yard is now home to over 330 businesses and employs more than 7,000 people. Willdan led the study and design for a partial replacement of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation’s high-pressure steam distribution system, which allowed further development of the site. This project repurposed an under-utilized space and provided new economic opportunities to Brooklyn businesses.

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Illumina Energy Analysis and Energy Efficiency Projects

Illumina - San Diego, CA

Energy Analysis and Energy Efficiency Projects

An aggressive target of reducing energy use on campus by 20% was set, and Illumina had to find new ways to fulfill this ambitious goal while keeping pace with accelerated growth. Rising to this challenge, Illumina turned to Willdan to conduct a full energy audit, identifying opportunities for savings throughout its 500,000 square foot facility. Illumina implemented 20 of the 40 potential initiatives that Willdan identified, resulting in the campus using less energy in 2014 than the previous year, despite the company’s increased size. Illumina added energy-efficient measures such as exterior lighting upgrades, saving 401,579 kWh annually, and updates to its thermal oxidizer operation which allowed for a one-year return on investment.

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What Our Customers Say

“Willdan’s clear and constant communication made this process easy. My staff were able to do what they do best while Willdan took care of the research, the incentive paperwork, project details, and positioning our facility to receive significant, real energy savings and an impressive incentive.”

Jerry Kelley, TowerJazz Facilities Director

The semiconductor manufacturer saves 12.5 GWh/yr and received $1.8M in incentives.