Captain Parker's Pub
West Yarmouth, MA
Captain Parker's Pub has slashed their electric bill by roughly $3,300 per year. By year 5, they'll have recouped roughly $17,000 in profits thanks to NRM's solution.
Gerry Manning, who owns the Captain Parker’s Pub and Restaurant in Yarmouth, Mass., said energy costs initially prompted him to consider optimizing his refrigeration. His utility bills were bordering on unmanageable, and with Cape Cod’s propensity for seasonal business, he was looking for something that could help him year-round.
He had also read an article about how implementing optimization measures like temperature alarms could help with maintaining food safety standards.
Despite his interest in optimizing the store’s refrigeration system, he viewed technologies such as refrigeration controls, automated motors, and smart defrost as too costly. However, Cape Light Compact (local Mass Save® Sponsor) offers generous incentives to qualifying customers to support efficiency projects, which Manning was able to take advantage of. Cape Light Compact provided an 80% upfront investment in his restaurant’s project.
NRM, a participating Cape Light Compact contractor, was contacted by Manning to identify and assess the opportunities specific to his refrigeration system. At his restaurant, he has four walk-in coolers and freezers. An Energy Advisor went on-site and within a couple of hours Manning knew exactly where he could benefit. After the scope of the project was agreed upon, and projected savings were proposed, NRM implemented their performance optimizations and energy-efficiency measures with no disruption to his daily business.
The turnkey nature of the solution provided Manning an immediate improvement to his systems with “zero finger-lift” needed on his part.
Everything was installed by licensed, in-house technicians and calibrated by them, as well. Mechanical components, like the fan motors, were upgraded to high-efficiency models, smart controls were integrated to provide unmatched oversight, and an alarm system was set up to predict mechanical faults or space temperature issues.
Manning also sees a substantial monthly savings from his energy bill, and the system was cash flow positive within the first year.
West Yarmouth, MA
- CoolTrol refrigeration controls
- EC Motor Upgrades
- Anti-Sweat Door Heater controls
- Adaptive Electric Defrost
80% of Project Cost
Projected Annual kwh Savings
Projected Annual Dollar Savings
"With all of our other expenses continually going up, it’s good to get savings wherever you can get it. Especially in the winter months when cash flow is a real factor. The installation performed by NRM was smooth and flawless, and using the controls with our coolers is a seamless process."
— Gerry Manning, Owner