Electric charge at Sargent

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Electric vehicle charging stations at Sargent encourage employees and visitors alike to be more sustainable.

Challenge

Sargent is committed to the environment and has taken a holistic approach to greening its manufacturing space in New Haven. But even with all the developments internally, most workers still commute in gas-fueled cars. The ASSA ABLOY Group company was looking for a way to entice both employees and visitors to make more sustainable choices. While electric vehicles are a viable option, it can be challenging to find a place to charge them.

Solution

Facilities manager Gary Gionet was tasked with researching and installing the stations to encourage others to consider the convenience and sustainably of electric cars. Thanks to an internet-connected app, employees and visitors are able to reserve a station for certain times, or check to see if a station is available or how much time the current occupant has left.

Result

The charging stations are a visible validation of Sargent’s commitment to the environment. And Gionet himself became an early convert to the benefits of electric cars, charging his at the station daily and spreading the word of the multiple benefits of electric vehicles.