Legrand Drives Employee Engagement through Innovative Energy Marathon


As part of its efforts to drive greater energy savings through employee engagement and behavior change, Legrand North America conducted its first Energy Marathon, an organization wide contest to see which of its 18 North American sites could reduce electric usage the most over a 26.2 day period. This effort built upon a one-day “Power Down Day” Legrand held in 2012, which challenged sites to aim for the lowest possible energy consumption in a single day. Through the marathon, Legrand’s sites recorded an average reduction in electricity consumption of 15.4%, which is equivalent to about 400 tons of greenhouse gas emissions and almost $50,000 in cost savings. In an effort to drive employee awareness of energy use during the marathon, Legrand issued “Energy Waste Citations” at its headquarters location if machines, printers, lights and computers were left on after hours. 

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