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U.S. Department of Energy Recognizes Adtran Headquarters for 50001 Ready Achievement

Adtran Campus in Huntsville, Alabama. Courtesy of AdtranThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes Adtran, a global provider of networking and communications software and services, for achieving 50001 Ready recognition at its headquarters location in Huntsville, Alabama.

Adtran learned about 50001 Ready through their utility provider, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), whose Save It Forward program, along with a TVA-sponsored 50001 Ready training cohort, were instrumental in helping the Huntsville site achieve 50001 Ready status. The Huntsville staff describe their primary motivations for participating in the program as mirroring the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit. Executive management supported Huntsville’s preexisting energy improvement efforts long before Adtran was aware of 50001 Ready, so their buy-in was easy to secure.

Some of the 50001 Ready-inspired energy-saving strategies, employed by the Huntsville staff, are illustrated through its lighting changes. When Adtran discovered that not all the lighting in use at the Huntsville site was necessary, a number of lighting fixtures were removed while still meeting proper levels of illumination and with no change to headquarters’ operations. Huntsville also aligned office lighting with the hybrid work schedule as more employees were working remotely at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas office lighting had previously been in use from 7 AM to 5 PM, their usage drastically decreased on the hybrid schedule, resulting in lower energy consumption and lower costs.

DOE’s 50001 Ready program, managed by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO), provides a self-paced, no-cost way for organizations to build a culture of structured energy improvement that leads to deeper and more sustained energy savings.

Learn more about Adtran’s 50001 Ready implementation.