About This Project

Upgrade at Georgia Pacific’s Mt. Olive Production Facility Corrects Lighting Deficiency While Delivering $25K+ in Operational Cost Savings


Georgia Pacific


Paper Products Manufacturer


Mt. Olive, Illinois


Global paper products giant, Georgia Pacific, needed a lighting upgrade at their manufacturing site in Mt. Olive, Illinois. The existing system was antiquated, inefficient and did not support the updated configuration of their roll room process areas. The poor light quality negatively impacted workplace safety and comfort, in addition to reducing the efficacy of newly installed automated scanning equipment.


IoEnergy conducted an Efficient Enterprise Report audit and determined that an LED lighting upgrade could improve the facility’s lighting quality, while also delivering operational savings in the form of lowered energy, maintenance and HVAC costs. The project, which included the installation of 582 fixtures, will pay for itself in 5.1 years, at which point Georgia Pacific will pocket the annual cost savings for a total ROI over analyzed years of 88.91%.

Project Scope:
  • 582-Fixture Warehouse Interior and Exterior LED Luminaire Upgrade
  • Lighting Plan Reconfiguration Designed to Support Roll Room Specs
  • ISNetworld Quality and Safety Scorecard Verification
  • Two-Phase Implementation Schedule to Account for Covid-19 Safety Protocols
  • $17,503 in Annual Energy Savings
  • $7,562 in Annual Maintenance Savings
  • $560 in Annual HVAC Savings
  • 5.1-Year ROI Payback
  • 218,792 kWh Saved Annually
  • ISNetworld Scorecard Grade: A — Rated “Exceptional Contractor” and Approved to be a Georgia Pacific US Vendor

“The job went great. The lighting quality has improved so much, it’s like night and day…literally! The IoEnergy team worked safely and efficiently around our running operations, and we couldn’t be happier with the result.”


– Chris Weinrauch, Director of Operations, Georgia Pacific