Legrand North and Central America Recognized by U.S. Department of Energy for Energy Intensity Reduction Achievement
WEST HARTFORD, CT., June 26, 2018 – Legrand, North and Central America has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its Better Buildings, Better Plans (BBBP) Challenge for achieving a 20.3 percent reduction in energy intensity, four years ahead of the initial 2022 target year.
The recognition marks the second time Legrand has committed to and met its energy goal ahead of schedule, demonstrating that continual energy efficiency improvement is possible even after significant energy intensity reductions have already been made.
The energy intensity reduction occurred across 20 U.S. facilities, including 12 manufacturing and distribution sites and 8 office buildings. In addition to installing submeters at 8 sites, to earn these results, Legrand has undertaken a variety of other energy saving projects ranging from lighting retrofits, machinery upgrades, process improvements and behavioral changes. Over the past five years, Legrand has achieved an energy performance improvement of 10% or more at 90 percent of its facilities, and an improvement of 15% or more at 80 percent of its facilities.
“Our success in exceeding our energy performance goal speaks to a deepening culture of conservation at Legrand. This is exemplified by the commitment and enthusiasm of our employees to participate in programs and a variety of special initiatives to lessen our organization’s energy footprint,” stated John Selldorff, President and CEO, Legrand, North and Central America. “We hope that our achievements serve as a model for other large organizations with multiple sites who are seeking to improve their own energy efficiency.”
The Better Buildings Better Plants Challenge has grown to encompass more than 900 organizations, which represents 30 of the country’s Fortune 100 companies, 12 of the top 25 U.S. employers, 12 percent of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint, and 13 percent of total commercial building space, as well as 28 states and close to 100 cities and countries across the nation.
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 use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $6.2 billion(USD) in 2017. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Milestone AV, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, Projecta, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Server Technology, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.
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