Moody’s has worked with Efficiency Maine to improve its energy efficiency. We’ve installed efficient (variable frequency drive) motors on our air compressors to run our air-powered tools, replaced our spray booth equipment, and upgraded to more efficient fluorescent lighting for the work areas. Four of the five locations utilize radiant heat in the floors, as well as supplementing with waste oil heaters in the Gorham and Scarborough facilities.
Moody’s is also the first auto-body business in Maine to achieve Environmental Leader status for its voluntary certification in the Maine Environmental Results program. This program assists auto-body businesses to go beyond compliance and use pollution prevention technologies to reduce environmental impacts. Vacuum sanding systems for capturing particulate matter and computerized paint mixing systems for precisely determining paint requirements (and thus minimizing waste) are examples of the pollution prevention practices.
Management for environmental performance is one of the many aspects of Moody’s as a small business. Shawn Moody participated in the 2008 Governor’s Energy Summit as a small business speaker. According to Shawn, “We have long been believers in saving energy and conserving resources and we’ve found it actually makes not only environmental sense, but economic sense as well. The programs in the DEP’s Office of Innovation & Assistance are a great resource for us.” Moody’s co-workers and customers are directly impacted by reducing energy costs in the business.
Our partnership with Efficiency Maine has helped us to maximize our energy efficiency and minimize our impact on the planet. We all have a stake in the environment and our efforts include: