Legrand North & Central America: Energy performance

GHG Emissions
Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. 2016 Baseline)14.1%
Annual (2021)5.8%
Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. 2012 Baseline)20.3%
Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. 2009 Baseline)28.2%

Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. As of 2021, Legrand's portfolio consists of 16 facilities. Legrand's corporate energy management program focuses on technology, process, and behavioral changes. Legrand has undertaken a variety of projects ranging from lighting retrofits, machinery upgrades, onsite co-generation, process improvements, and behavioral changes to achieve its energy results. With an energy intensity improvement of 14.1% since its baseline year of 2016, Legrand has achieved its goal to reduce its energy intensity by 13% over five years.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Legrand has achieved an energy performance improvement of 6% or more at 50% of its facilities, and 38% of its facilities have achieved over 10% improvement over the past five years. A number of actions taken by Legrand at the facility level since 2016 have contributed to its overall energy efficiency improvement, including lighting retrofits, machinery upgrades, process improvements, and behavioral changes.


Legrand has a mixture of facility types, including plastic molding, metal fabrication, assembly operations, and warehousing, in addition to office buildings. Each of the facilities has an energy intensity metric (source energy per unit of output) most suitable for its type of operation. These outputs include pounds of material, feet of material, direct labor hours, and facility size in square feet. The absolute change and percent change in source energy use, production output (where applicable), and energy intensity are tracked for each facility on both a monthly and annual basis. These metrics are rolled up to the corporate level, with a corporate-wide percent improvement in energy intensity calculated by taking a weighted average of the percent change in energy intensity at the individual facilities. 

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