bpost – LED lighting reduces CO2E emissions by 1000 tonnes

In installing LED lighting at its sorting centres, Belgian bpost claims it has saved 1,000 tonnes of CO2E a year.

The Engie Solutions LED units were installed at four sorting centres, covering around 170,000 square metres of sorting space. The postal operator says that it has saved 51% of its energy consumption on lighting from 5.6GWh to 2.8GWh per year.

Jean-Paul Van Avermaet, CEO of bpost group, said, “Well aware of the environmental impact of its activities, bpost group is constantly innovating to reduce its CO2  emissions. For many years, our company has been taking numerous initiatives to reduce its environmental footprint.

“The installation of thousands of LED lamps in the sorting centers of Antwerp, Ghent, Liège and Charleroi should also be seen in this context. As a result, the annual electricity consumption at these sites will be reduced by more than 50%. In this European Week for Sustainable Development, bpost group, which wants to be close to its citizens and shares their concern for the environment, remains determined to continue to play its pioneering role in this area.”