Legrand North America executives and an official from the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, recognized energy managers from five of 18 Legrand sites that took part in a 26.2-day challenge, coined the “Energy Marathon.” The company-wide competition, which ran from October 1-26, reduced total electricity usage by 15.4 percent from a September 2014 baseline. The participating sites were able to save 588,540 kWh of electricity and about $47,000 during the contest.
Legrand’s Plano, Texas site was declared the 2014 Energy Marathon Winner, having achieved an energy usage reduction of 63.1 percent.
Other notable accomplishments include:
- 213,345 kWh saved at the Concord, NC, manufacturing facility
- 43 percent energy usage reduction at Legrand, Canada’s Vaughan, Ontario operation
- 88,930 kWh savings at the Fort Mill, SC, distribution center
- 20 percent reduction in off-hours energy usage at the West Hartford corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility attributed to a new “Energy Citation” facility shutdown program.
The Energy Marathon is an initiative Legrand developed as part of its ongoing commitment to energy efficiency and the DOE’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge. Going forward, Legrand plans to share the best practices across the company, and also monitor how well sites are maintaining the reductions.