AT&T and Redaptive Help Companies Save Electricity, Reduce Carbon Emissions

Commercial buildings make up 19% of energy usage in the U.S.  Heating and lighting comprise more than half of that. And yet, many companies haven’t implemented energy-efficient lighting due to the high upfront costs and the difficulty of managing facility equipment upgrades.

Redaptive and AT&T have teamed up to make it easier for companies to install energy efficiency building technologies and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

By integrating its platform with AT&T Internet of Things connectivity, Redaptive uses detailed energy savings data to help customers implement energy-efficient building equipment. What does that mean for customers? A reduction in energy costs and GHG emissions with no upfront capital investment and immediate financial returns – while helping them meet their sustainability goals.

In 2018, Redaptive customers installed LED lighting at more than 600 buildings, reducing annual electricity use by almost 160 million kilowatt hours. If 50 buildings in 100 of the largest U.S. cities were to adopt the service, they could reduce emissions up to 770,000 metric tons of CO2e per year. That’s equivalent to taking almost 165 thousand cars off the road a year.2One customer, Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN), recently retrofitted 2 hospitals with LED lighting and insulation without investing any upfront capital. ECHN expects to save approximately $600,000 in operating expenses over the term of their contract with Redaptive.

AT&T also used an Efficiency-as-a-Service approach to install more efficient lighting systems at nearly 650 of their own facilities, from data centers to retail stores. In 2017 alone, this program has enabled the company to save almost $20 million on their electricity bills and avoid carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to taking almost 21,000 cars off the road a year.

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