February 10, 2021 – Metrus Energy has announced a $6.4 million project with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), the first in the Sustainable Energy Service Agreement (SESA) program. The work will take place at DTNA’s truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, North Carolina; improvements include LED lighting retrofits, chiller replacements, cooling tower replacements and chilled water plant control system upgrades.
”Our SESA is all about addressing the whole sustainability ecosystem for our customers and we are thrilled to kick-off this important new program with Daimler,” said Anastasia Beckett, Metrus’ SVP of Sales. “We look forward to rolling out added comprehensive retrofits across their portfolio that lower operating expenses and improve the sustainability of DTNA’s operations.”
The upgrades will be implemented across seven buildings and generate roughly $1 million in average annual savings over a 12-year SESA term. There will be an annual CO₂ reduction of approximately 6,104 tons resulting from an 8.6 million annual kWh reduction.
“We appreciate Metrus’ collaboration in helping our Cleveland facility come one step closer to achieving our CO₂-neutral manufacturing goals,” said Erik Johnson, Cleveland Truck Manufacturing Plant manager, DTNA. “Collaborating with outside partners like Metrus is an important component of our overall strategy and we look forward to working with their team in the years ahead.”
Metrus partnered with KeyBank Equipment Finance and Centrica Business Solutions, which will provide engineering, construction, and ongoing measurement and verification services.
About Metrus Energy
Metrus Energy develops and finances sustainable energy projects at commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. Our comprehensive climate-positive financing solution pays for all upfront and ongoing project costs, using our Sustainable Energy Services Agreement (SESA). Our projects upgrade the built environment, improve equipment resiliency and lower carbon emissions. Metrus bundles energy efficiency and clean energy measures into one simplified contract, tailoring each project to provide a turnkey solution for each of our customers.
About Daimler Trucks North America
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. It manufactures, sells, and services commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.