At a Glance
Commercial Energy Efficiency
Murray Hill, NJ
Annual kWh Savings:
Annual CO2 Reductions:
2,060 metric tons
Nirupam Khanna identified energy efficiency opportunities at Alcatel-Lucent's North American headquarters.
Nirupam Khanna spent his summer at Alcatel-Lucent, a worldwide leader in the communications industry delivering voice, data and video communication services to end users. An MBA student at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Khanna was tasked with determining the best protocol and strategies to manage the energy consumption for the company's North American headquarters.
Working with the facilities team and the sustainability department, he identified several energy efficiency opportunities encompassing areas such as lighting retrofits, variable frequency drives and solar window film along with viable projects for implementation across its different facilities worldwide.
In total, Khanna identified opportunities that could reduce annual energy costs by approximately $440,000, cut approximately 4,407,000 kWh of electricity usage and avoid around 2,060 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.