Project Description

Radiant Energy provides energy solutions for theme parks

Radiant Energy Assessment is Ticket to $565,000 In Savings For Theme Park

Learn why a national theme park turned to its energy management company, Radiant Energy, to assess possibilities to lower energy usage and cost. Radiant’s experienced team identified energy efficiency projects that would drive more than $565,000 in energy savings for the theme park.

Detailed Energy Assessments Result in Big Savings: It’s a common scene at facilities all over the globe: Outside lights are left on during the day, equipment is running when parks are closed and many other areas unnoticed. Such preventable energy use quickly adds up. A thorough site assessment by a trained efficiency professionals can uncover multiple opportunities to lower costs and build a more energy-efficient workplace.


Given that energy costs at theme parks can be as high as $15 million a year, it was no wonder that a national theme park wanted to lower its energy usage. The theme park group engaged Radiant Energy to assess savings opportunities at its largest site in the southeastern U.S. Over the course of ten days, Radiant’s experienced engineering team analyzed equipment and asset management processes, which included the park’s insulation, pumping systems and air compressors.


Radiant Energy was quick to discover several opportunities to save money and energy. During an assessment of one of the larger roller coasters, Radiant noticed that even when the ride was closed for maintenance, its air compressor continued to operate. Simply turning off the compressor when the ride was not operating resulted in immediate savings.


Radiant’s recommendations included changes that required no capital investment, such as turning off compressors, and other changes that required an investment from the park, such as lighting retrofits. Once implemented, the strategies added more than $565,000 to the theme park company’s bottom line. The total savings from changes demanding no capital investment more than paid for the fee of the entire site assessment.