Energy consumption down, savings up /Global/Sustainability/photos/ASSA%20energy%20consumption524x224.jpg Reducing environmental impact can also have a positive effect on the bottom line, as energy-saving measures at ASSA in Eskilstuna, Sweden are proving. The building size is about 60,000 sq m and hosts ASSA, ASSA OEM and other companies renting from ASSA ABLOY. Compared with 2006, the building’s total power consumption has been reduced by 1,2 GWh. The total savings made since implementing energy measures in this building alone add up to 1,1 MSEK. “The energy saving measures implemented included a complete review of the lighting. In the offices LED low energy lights are now used, motion detectors have been installed, and the amount of fluorescent lighting has been reduced. Light is also used more efficiently in other areas such as locker rooms, stores, production facilities and stairwells,” says Marianne Björklund, Manager Environment, Health and Safety at ASSA. Controlled use of the 107 block heater in the parking lot also contributed the reduced energy consumption.