bpost installs LEDs to reduce sorting center energy consumption

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Belgian postal service bpost says it has reduced its CO2  emissions by 1,000 tons per year thanks to the installation of LED lighting at its sorting centers, supplied by Engie Solutions.

The company equipped four sorting centers with LED lamps, covering approximately 170,000m of sorting space, which it says netted bpost a saving of 51% on its electricity consumption directly related to lighting.

bpost had already previously installed solar panels at the sorting centers in Charleroi, Liège, Antwerp and Ghent, providing a total of 3.2MW of electricity. The switch to LED lighting should see the annual energy consumption for lighting the centers reduced 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 CO 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.”

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