We’d like to give a shout-out to Saint-Gobain North America for partnering with us to slash energy use at nine manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada by 11.6 million kilowatt-hours a year. That translates to a reduction of 8,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to taking 1,773 passenger vehicles off the road for a year.
Saint-Gobain is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials. They also have an aggressive goal to reduce the carbon footprint of companywide production to reach net-zero carbon by 2050. Saint-Gobain is on the CDP’s A-list of global companies taking aggressive action on climate change, and their North America operations, with more than 15,500 employees at 160 locations, are doing their part to decarbonize.
Redaptive replaced older lighting with high-efficiency LED lighting systems at nine Saint-Gobain manufacturing facilities in Alabama, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, California, Kansas, and Ontario, Canada, and financed the projects through our Efficiency-as-a-Service solution. Project crews upgraded 12K lighting fixtures across nearly 4.5 million square feet of building space at all nine sites. The 11.6 million kilowatt-hour-per year reduction is equal to the annual power usage of 947 U.S. homes. Lower energy use means lower costs, in this case, a reduction in lighting-related energy costs of 50 percent to 80 percent.
Redaptive’s goal for Saint-Gobain, and our other customers, is to quickly and safely decarbonize multiple commercial and industrial buildings, by replacing lighting and other devices and providing project financing, which allows customers to enjoy energy savings as quickly as possible without having to raise their own capital to pay for the projects.
We thank Saint-Gobain North America for being such a great partner and look forward to helping others reduce their energy and carbon footprints.
Finally, we hope everyone is staying safe and weathering the difficult situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.