At Metalcolor, no item is a detail when it comes to energy efficiency. Since 2018, 90% of the old factory lighting has been replaced by new, high-performance LED lighting.
Metalcolor's new production hall was inaugurated in 2019 and of course equipped with LED lighting from the start. The next move was to modernise the lighting in the enormous warehouse, the administrative building, as well as outside. This project was entrusted to a local company. LED lighting currently represents 90% of the light sources at the Metalcolor site. It is supplemented by automatic devices such as motion detectors, time switches and twilight sensors. In addition, since the autumn of 2021, electricity is provided in the daytime mainly by our 5940 square metres of photovoltaic solar panels.
Energy consumption attributable to lighting has therefore declined by half, which helps to meet the commitments made by Metalcolor for its ISO 50001 certification (energy management), and under its target agreement reached with the Swiss Confederation with the aid of the Energy Agency of the Swiss Private Sector (ENAW).
These energy-related measures also form part of the company's continuous drive for qualitative improvement. The new lighting significantly improves work environments, especially for teams working at night. Moreover, the resulting savings increase the potential for investment in equipment and preventive maintenance, which is a guarantee of the reliability of our production lines at all stages.
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