JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
Wachusett Brewing Energy Study
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The Wachusett Brewing Company (WBC) is a microbrewery located in Central Massachusetts. In 1995, JFS Engineering, PC Principal Joe Schaffer performed an energy study for this fledgling microbrewery, which encompassed an analysis of the facility’s building envelope as well as energy used within the brewery process, provided not only provided a reasonably accurate model of energy requirements based on average temperature, but also identified several key points of potential energy conservation.

In 2009, Mr. Schaffer revisited the brewery to provide a follow-up audit and operations review. In addition to their own aggressive conservation program, WBC had implemented many of the energy conservation measures suggested in the 1995 study, and the data suggests that these measures reduced per-unit electrical and natural gas usage significantly.