Customer Case Study: Leading Greenhouse Grower, Rocket Farms Tackles Energy Challenges with Wexus Software

by Chris Vines | Nov 14, 2017 | Case Studies

“We saw immediate value in the Wexus software. We were quickly able to establish a baseline of our facility’s electric & gas consumption & costs going back years, and then automatically track savings over time as we implemented efficiency upgrades recommended by Wexus’ team.” - John LaGrandeur, VP of Operations

Background

Rocket Farms was looking for a time & cost-effective way to improve their energy management practices & drive cost savings without adding more headcount to their key facility in Half Moon Bay, CA. Closely tracking electric & natural gas bills & usage across more than 10 buildings & over 20 meters was an ongoing challenge.

Project

Wexus’ team collaborated with Rocket Farms to solve these unique challenges in indoor ag by developing a strategic energy management plan with a powerful combination of Wexus software technology & services to drive continuous energy cost savings. The plan consisted of:

  1. Deployment of Wexus software with energy benchmarking & automatic bill tracking & disaggregation
  2. On-site energy audit of the 2 largest greenhouses which produced 12 Energy Efficiency Measures (EEMs) ranging from lighting controls adjustment, HVAC equipment optimization, & small cap-ex projects
  3. Sub-metering installations with Wexus software real-time alerts & controls. 

Results

To date, Wexus software & services have identified thousands of dollars in annual utility bill cost savings as well as electric & natural gas savings.

About Rocket Farms

Located in Northern California, Rocket Farms has been in operation for over seventy years and is the largest grower of indoor flowers, fresh cut herbs and potted edibles in the United States. The company serves domestic customers nationwide across all major retail channels, from grocery, mass merchandisers, home & garden centers, to independent operators & prides itself as an innovator in the agricultural industry.

If you’d like more info about how Wexus’ software platform can drive efficiency across your greenhouse operation, please click here to sign up for a free demo, or contact our team directly @ business-development@wexusapp.com or 415-429-6038.