New England Energy Management (NEEM) announced March 1 that it has been chosen by Ford Motor Company to implement energy efficiency projects for Ford’s Detroit Campus facilities. The project scope will encompass retrofitting or replacement of more than 50,000 light fixtures, implementing the use of Lighting Control Systems & Daylight Dimming controls to achieve maximum efficiency. The projects will be installed with no up-front cost, the resulting energy savings will go to pay NEEM over a five-year term, affording a cash flow neutral scenario for Ford.

NEEM’s proven performance within 18 Ford Distribution facilities enabled Ford to receive the 2008 Energy Star partner of the year.

Regarding NEEM, Arthur LaChapelle of Ford Parts Supply & Logistics, stated: “We have worked with NEEM on relighting our Parts Distribution Centers, with considerable success. Not only have our light levels improved but our electrical costs have been significantly reduced. Many companies have processes in place to service their customers professionally and provide quality while doing so, but NEEM goes beyond the processes. All personnel performed at the highest levels of professional practice, from the President of the company to the installers demonstrated to me that these things aren't just part of a written mission statement hanging on a wall. Every aspect of each installation was completed to our expectations or beyond. Their attention for customer satisfaction comes from a mind set, a deep commitment to doing business that way and no other. NEEM is one of my top contractors.”

NEEM president Scott Hinson stated: “Ford’s commitment to efficiency and process is in alignment with our commitment to exemplary customer service. Ford has shown its drive for green technology through manufacturing, distribution and through to its dealership network, and NEEM is excited about our role in these initiatives.”

The environmental benefits of NEEM installed projects within Ford facilities nationwide are equal to planting 3 million trees each year.