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International Business Machines Corporation
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IBM's plant and laboratory facility in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina began operations in 1966 with an original phase of 605,000 sq. ft. Since that time, the facility, which manufactures data communications devices and display terminals, has grown to approximately 2.93 million sq. ft. with another 300,000 sq. ft. addition to be under construction within the next three months. The facility's present contract level is 24,000 kilowatts but their efforts have reduced their demand continuously over the past three years even with approximately 11% in expansion having taken place over that period. During its growth, the site facility staff working closely with their corporate engineers and Duke Power Representatives, have been able to reduce the peak demand by an effective 12,389 KW and annual energy consumption by approximately 72,938,223 KWH. They have employed both conventional and innovative techniques and have certainly earned their first place award in the 1984 Duke Power Energy Efficiency Competition in the "Industrial Retrofit" category.
Gumula, M. G. (1985). International Business Machines Corporation. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from