Legrand North America, LLC: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)32%
Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)8.3%
Annual (2020)-3%

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 2020, Legrand's portfolio consists of 17 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 8.3% since its baseline year of 2016, Legrand is more than halfway to its 13% reduction in energy intensity target in 2021.


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 10% or more at over 50% of its facilities, and 35% of its facilities have achieved over 15% improvement over the past four 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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