T-8 fluorescent lighting in fermentor rooms,
casegoods warehouse, and barrel room
reduces energy use by 58,215 kWh/year.
Four steel roll-up doors were replaced
—two on the warehouse loading dock in
2008 and two in the barrel room in 2009.
The original steel doors, all on south-facing
walls, absorbed significant heat gain
fromsun exposure. The newThermocore-
981, 12x12-foot roll-up doors have a foam
insulation core and aluminumskin, reducing
the heat load on the cool rooms.
ordan Winery (Healdsburg, CA)
embarked on several projects to
improve the efficiency of their production
facility, beginning in
2007. Tim Spence (Jordan’s director of
facility operations) has replaced an inefficient
refrigeration system, installed lighting
retrofits, a new piping system, and
Resource Solutions Group (RSG,
Half Moon Bay, CA) advises wineries
in identifying energy efficiency
improvements to existing equipment
that help meet operational and sustainability
goals, and to secure rebates
offered by Pacific Gas & Electric
Company (PG&E, San Francisco, CA).
The RSG Wine Industry Efficiency
Solutions (WIES) program was established
in 2006 as a third-party program in
PG&E’s energy efficiency portfolio, to
offer no-cost services for PG&E customers
including: energy audits, project analysis,
implementation support, and financial
incentives to help achieve cost-effective
energy-efficiency measures, with quick
turnaround on project completion.
Chris Pilek (WIES Program Manager
of RSG) began advising Spence
and his team on continuing retrofits at
the winery in January 2008. The WIES
program conducted a comprehensive
energy audit of the Jordan facility, analyzing
making recommendations for
upgrades, and identifying opportunities
to reduce energy consumption.
Efficiency projects at Jordan Winery
Re-roofing of the Jordan barrel room
began inOctober 2007 andwas finished in
early 2008. Crews removed two layers of
roofing—the original roof andan 18-yearold
roof addition, replacing them with
four inches of ridged insulation topped
with a “cool roof.” The white vinyl cool
roof is heat-reflective to reduce heat gain.
28, 400-watt metal halide light fixtures
in the case goods warehouse and 25 outdoor
fixtureswere replacedwithmore efficient
T8 fluorescent fixtures in 2008.
Lighting retrofits continued in 2009 with
11 new fluorescent fixtures in the fermentation
roomand 12 in the barrel room.All
new lighting was placed on motion sensors
so that the lightswill turn off if no one
isworking in a room.
Pilek projected the annual reduction
in energy use with new lighting at
1,200 kWh per fixture. Through the
WIES program at RSG, Jordan has
earned $7,380 in lighting incentives,
and reduced consumption by 58,215
kWh per year.
The winery is reclaiming processwater
for use on its landscaping. Spence’s goal
for 2010 is to reclaim 2,000,000 gallons.
Six air-handlers atop the barrel room and five atop the casegoods
warehouse, are key components of the energy-efficient new system.
The Smardt chillers are water-cooled and have magnetic bearings,
reducing friction, energy use, and maintenance costs.