Brendan Edgerton identified possible reductions of more than 32 million kilowatt hours per year in electricity and more than 16,000 metric tons of carbon equivalent in greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency and generation projects while with Office Depot. Ranging across stores, supply chain and headquarters, the projects that could contribute toward company savings include LED lighting, intelligent controls, high efficiency HVAC units, solar photovoltaic and fuel cells. Office Depot could see an average payback of three years, average internal rate of return of more than 60 percent, average return on investment of approximately 300 percent and a total net present value of more than $6 million by implementing the projects recommended (averages weighted). Additional to these projects, Edgerton outlined a cost-effective plan for Office Depot to achieve organization-wide net positive energy by 2030.
Office Depot - 2013
Brendan Edgerton | Yale University
Building Envelope | HVAC | Lighting | Other
Distribution Center | Retail