Legrand’s West Hartford Facility Receives Gold-Level LEED Certification for Green Buildings
USGBC’s third-party certification program recognizes the facility for its sustainability after assessing metrics for energy consumption, water usage and more.
WEST HARTFORD, CT (June 20, 2022) – Legrand, a global specialist and industry leader in electrical wiring devices and cable management solutions, has announced that its North American headquarters in West Hartford, Connecticut has received Gold-Level LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The third-party LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program is recognized globally as the standard for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings and neighborhoods. As an existing building seeking continued certification within this program, Legrand’s West Hartford facility – which includes offices, manufacturing and warehouse operations – recently underwent a formal review process to determine the overall sustainability of its maintenance and operations. The USGBC evaluated the site using performance data from a variety of areas, including energy, water, waste, transportation and indoor environmental quality, before certifying it at the Gold level. This achievement marks the West Hartford facility as a showcase example of sustainability while identifying Legrand as a leader in transforming the building industry.
“At Legrand, we believe focusing on sustainability is our duty as a responsible business, as well as an opportunity to have a positive impact that benefits our employees, our customers and the global community,” said John Selldorff, President and CEO of Legrand, North and Central America. “Receiving the LEED Gold-Level Certification is a testament to the work we’ve done, and continue to do, to transition that belief into actions. Through effort, diligence and creativity, our teams keep finding ways to reduce carbon emissions and improve efficiency. We take great pride in this achievement and will use it as inspiration for our sustainability efforts going forward.”
In addition to the West Hartford site’s gold certification, Legrand is a Platinum Member of the US Green Building Council with dozens of LEED accredited associates on staff, helping to further extend the principles of green buildings throughout the organization’s various North and Central American facilities.
About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. The Group harnesses technological and societal trends with lasting impacts on buildings with the purpose of improving life by transforming the spaces where people live, work and meet with electrical, digital infrastructures and connected solutions that are simple, innovative and sustainable. Drawing on an approach that involves all teams and stakeholders, Legrand is pursuing its strategy of profitable and sustainable growth driven by acquisitions and innovation, with a steady flow of new offerings—including Eliot* connected products with enhanced value in use. Legrand reported sales of over €6.6 billion ($7.4 billion) in 2019. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines. The company is listed on Euronext Paris and is notably a component stock of the CAC 40 and Euronext ESG 80 indexes. (code ISIN FR0010307819).