Legrand North and Central America has been named a 2018 Star of Energy Efficiency Award winner by the Alliance to Save Energy. The award recognizes Legrand for demonstrated leadership in energy efficiency. Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit, bipartisan alliance of business, government and consumer leaders working to expand the economy while using less energy.
Legrand was honored with the Industry and Manufacturing Star of Energy Efficiency Award for its commitment to driving efficiency and sustainability throughout its operations. The accomplishments cited by the Alliance to Save Energy include meeting its second Better Plans goal of a 20.3 percent energy reduction five years ahead of the initial 2022 target year. This follows already having achieved a 28.2 percent energy improvement in energy intensity between 2009 and 2012. Legrand has also pledged to reduce its energy intensity by an additional 13 percent by 2021.
“We are excited to honor and recognize these companies and individuals that have not only demonstrated leadership, but have also pioneered new, ways to use energy more efficiently and productively,” says Jason Hartke, president, Alliance to Save Energy. “We saw countless energy efficiency innovations and initiatives over the last year. These winners stand out as innovators who are making a difference and driving tremendous energy and economic benefits to help our country.”
The award recognition is the second such acknowledgment for its achievements in the past few months. In August, Legrand was honored with an award from the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Better Plants program and earlier this year Legrand achieved LEED certification at its North and Central America corporate headquarters in West Hartford, Conn., where some of its buildings are nearly 100 years old. Additionally, the West Hartford facility is able to generate approximately 80 percent of its electricity needs after installing a fuel cell on the property in 2016.
“At Legrand, we believe that optimizing the way we manage energy, water, and waste is not only good for the environment, it’s good for business. We are honored to receive this recognition, and we intend to continue our efforts to serve as a leader in energy efficiency,” states John Selldorff, CEO, Legrand North and Central America.
The awards were officially presented to Legrand at the 26th annual Evening with the Stars Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.