This piece was originally published in the November 2018 issue of electroindustry.
Caption: John Selldorff, CEO, Legrand, North and Central America, accepted the 2018 Industry and Manufacturing Star of Energy Efficiency Award presented by the Alliance to Save Energy. The award recognizes Legrand for demonstrated leadership in energy efficiency. Photo by Patrick Hughes
Legrand North and Central America, a leading provider of lighting controls, electrical components, and data center solutions, was 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.
Legrand was honored with the Industry and Manufacturing Star of Energy Efficiency Award for its commitment to driving efficiency and sustainability throughout the company’s operations. The accomplishments cited by the Alliance to Save Energy include successfully meeting its second Better Plants 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 improvement in energy intensity between 2009 and 2012. Legrand has also pledged to reduce its energy intensity by an additional 13 percent by 2021.
The recognition is the second such acknowledgment for Legrand’s achievements in the past few months. In August, Legrand was honored with an award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants program, and earlier this year Legrand achieved LEED certification at the company’s North and Central America corporate headquarters in West Hartford, Connecticut, where some of its buildings are nearly 100 years old. The West Hartford facility also generates approximately 80 percent of its electricity needs after installing a fuel cell on the property in 2016.