Rockwell Automation's pursuit of carbon neutrality is underway with 19 energy reduction projects

Rockwell Automation’s pursuit of carbon neutrality is underway with 19 energy reduction projects

Published 01-10-22

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Rockwell Automation’s global energy reduction projects include a renewable energy program that provides zero-emission green energy to its manufacturing campus in Katowice, Poland.

MILWAUKEE, January 10, 2021 / CSRwire / – Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) has completed 10 global energy saving projects in fiscal year 2021 that are expected to eliminate over 4,500 tons of CO2 annually. The impact will be equivalent to taking more than 1,000 cars off the road and saving enough energy to power more than 600 homes. This momentum will move the company towards its Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) carbon neutrality targets by 2030.

“We are pursuing best practices and new opportunities to reduce energy, as well as use our systems and technologies,” said Rockwell’s director of environment, health and safety, Majo Thurman of Rockwell. “We are making progress and are on track towards our 2030 goal.”

The Rockwell projects included a multi-year renewable energy program in Europe with Tauron Polska Energia to provide zero-emission green energy to the Rockwell manufacturing campus in Katowice in Poland. The Katowice plant also switched to LED lighting in its manufacturing plant.

At the Rockwell headquarters in Milton Keynes in the UK, the company installed heat reflective film and a perimeter around two buildings of the facility to eliminate the greenhouse effect during the summer and improve the efficiency of the cooling and heating system. At its nearby Bletchley facility, Rockwell upgraded and added additional warehouse heaters and boilers and installed heat shields to reduce radiant heat transfer.

In Sahibabad, India and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell removed, replaced and optimized various equipment, including transformers and air compressors. The company also completed lighting upgrades in Milwaukee and its Rockwell’s Mayfield Heights, Ohio, headquarters.

A further nine energy saving projects are underway for a further reduction of 2,100 tons, including the pursuit of LEED Gold (Commercial Interiors) certification for the recently relocated office of Rockwell’s Chinese headquarters in Shanghai. LEED, acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used ecological building classification system in the world. In Harbin, China, Rockwell is replacing an exterior wall with a thicker wall with a lower heat transfer coefficient.

Finally, the company has additional lighting, HVAC and other equipment upgrades underway at its facilities in Katowice, Poland and Mayfield Heights and Twinsburg, Ohio. Looking ahead, Rockwell has a dozen projects in its approval pipeline, including steam recovery as a heat source.

Most of Rockwell’s emissions are indirect Scope 2 emissions generated by utilities from the electricity the company uses to light, heat and cool its buildings.

Learn more about Rockwell’s sustainability strategy and priorities.

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Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect people’s imaginations with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 24,500 dedicated problem solvers to our customers in more than 100 countries. For more information on how we are bringing the Connected Enterprise to life in industrial enterprises, visit www.rockwellautomation.com.

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