Legrand Shares New Energy Savings Resources Aimed at Promoting Better Energy Management

Company Announces the First in a Set of Comprehensive Resources to Help Companies Take Steps to Improve Energy Performance

November 12, 2012

At VERGE SF, Legrand announced it is sharing key energy savings resources that have been developed as part of a successful effort to significantly reduce energy intensity across its North American facilities. These resources can be used by manufacturing companies and other organizations to develop and implement energy and cost savings programs for their businesses.

The first energy savings resource, a 16-page Energy Management Handbook, is a straightforward tool to help companies take a practical and logical approach to launching an energy management program. The handbook draws on key learnings from Legrand’s efforts to reduce energy consumption. It outlines a four-step process:  Making a Commitment, Assessing Your Current State of Energy Use, Creating an Action Plan, and Reporting and Evaluating Progress. The handbook is available for download at www.legrand.us/sustainability.

The second resource is a new Energy Project Evaluation Tool, an interactive spreadsheet that shows companies where to start on their energy savings journey. To explain the Energy Project Evaluation Tool, Legrand will offer Web-based learning modules.

Both energy savings resources are offered at no cost as part of Legrand’s ongoing commitment to share resources it is developing as it reduces energy intensity across its North American facilities.

“Legrand is working to make dramatic improvements in energy management across our North American sites – from office buildings to warehouses to factories," said Susan Rochford,Vice President of Energy Efficiency, Sustainability & Public Policy for Legrand North America. "At VERGE SF, I am sharing the story of our public commitment – as part of the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge – where in two short years, we achieved a 20.2 percent energy intensity reduction across our facilities.”

Added Legrand North America President and CEO John Selldorff, “The success we’ve witnessed in the last two years has stemmed not only from the implementation of energy projects, but from a holistic framework that includes initiatives aimed at engaging employees in energy savings, establishing visible energy goals and accountability to meet them, and launching a common company-wide approach to tracking, reporting, and analyzing energy use – this is our focus on people, processes, and technology.  We’re committed to sharing our energy savings resources with other companies who may be starting or are in the middle of their sustainability journey.”

According to Joel Makower, Executive Editor of GreenBizGroup and host of the VERGE SF conference, “Legrand is taking a major step in freely sharing the resources it has developed, including its own best practices, with other organizations.  This showcases the power of working together - across companies and sectors – to optimize everyone’s energy use. We’re excited to hear their success story and support them in sharing their tools with other companies around the world.”

         
 

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