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LG Electronics USA plans to halve greenhouse gas emissions

The company says that its 19.4 million kilowatt-hours in annual electricity consumption will be one of the first areas that it addresses.
Written by Heather Clancy, Contributor on

The U.S. division of technology company LG Electronics, based in Englewood, N.J., plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by the end of the decade.

The baseline level that the company will reduce against was set in 2007.

The effort will center on the company's ability to dramatically reduce its energy and electricity consumption, which is currently about 19.4 million kilowatt-hours per year. Among other things, the plan calls for the company to:

  • Invest in energy management technologies
  • Engage in green power purchases (that already happens at the headquarters complex in Englewood)
  • Address data center and computer systems energy efficiency
  • Improve lighting technology and energy for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • Optimize office space
  • Engage with retail partners and employees to drive changes that can't be directly influence by corporate

These efforts are above and beyond what LG Electronics already is doing at the global level, including consumer takeback and recycling programs, energy efficiency initiatives across the company's supply chain, the reduction of hazardous substances, green product lifecycle design, and innovation within the LG Electronics product line in the area of renewable energy technologies.

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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