At Albireo Energy, sustainability is built into every aspect of our smart building solutions and services to deliver impact for our stakeholders.
From reducing energy consumption in a client’s building to supporting our local neighborhoods, we believe that we can make a difference in the world in which we live and work. Our mission to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes with each of our key stakeholders – employees, customers, vendors, and investors – is strengthened by our commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) responsibility and accountability.
We understand that our actions reinforce our commitments every day.
We formed a diverse, cross-divisional Sustainability Governance Committee to spearhead the coordination of our ESG efforts. The Committee provides reports to our President and CEO, and to our Board on a quarterly basis. We are intent on furthering the integration of sustainability and social responsibility into our business strategy and processes to enhance our long-term success.
As an initial step in this effort, we decided to align our internal ESG framework with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The 17 UN SDGs are aimed at addressing environmental, social, and economic global challenges that require attention from countries, companies, and individual citizens. As a company dedicated to advancing smart building solutions, supporting our talented employees, and giving back to our communities, we have a role in substantially contributing to the aims of these goals. We have identified seven specific UN SDGs that directly align with Albireo’s impact strategy and the services and solutions we provide our clients.
Energy Efficient Buildings
Energy efficiency has the potential to contribute 40% of the GHG reductions needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.1 Our Building Automation Solutions provide automatic centralized control of HVAC, lighting, access control, security and other interrelated systems and are designed to improve a building’s operational and energy efficiency while keeping occupants safe and productive. Building performance is further optimized with our BEYOND Analytics platform, which aggregates data across systems to analyze operational performance and energy usage, ultimately leading to cost and energy savings.
ENERGY STAR certified buildings use 35% less energy and generate 35% fewer GHG emissions than their peers.2 Our Energy Services division provides benchmarking and site energy audits, recommendations for improvement measures, implementation of solutions and management of the Energy Star certification process. Further, our Energy Procurement division directly handles ENERGY STAR & other benchmarking reporting for nearly 3,000 customer accounts through our proprietary platform, UtilityModule.
Lighting Energy Reduction
Commercial buildings consume 35% of U.S. electricity consumption and generate 16% of all U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.3 Lighting is one of the largest single users of electricity in commercial buildings.4 Albireo helps commercial buildings reduce lighting energy by up to 65% through a portfolio of solutions that includes occupancy sensors, daylight harvesting, smart time scheduling, and variable load shedding, among others.
Data Center Energy Reduction
To reach Net Zero by 2050, almost 90% of our electricity must come from renewable sources.7 Our Energy Procurement division helps customers with intense energy needs save money while going green. From procuring renewable grid energy and carbon offsets to facilitating community solar projects and renewable power purchase agreements, we help customers transition to a low carbon economy.
Customer Health and Safety
Employee Health and Safety
The International Labor Organization estimates that 2.3 million workers die every year from work-related injuries and diseases, and an additional 313 million suffer non-fatal injuries per year, accounting for 4% of world GDP lost as a result.8 Employee well-being and safety are paramount at Albireo Energy. Our philosophy is simple: we are dedicated to ensuring that each employee arrives safely to their home and family every day. Our safety organization, policies, procedures, and training programs are designed to provide our employees and subcontractors with the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to keep themselves and others safe. A zero-accident mindset is the basis of our safety culture, reinforced through positive messaging, rewards, recognition, and interactions between employees at all levels. Reaffirming our commitment of making safety a core organizational competency is one of the objectives of our three-year strategic plan, Ambition 2023.
Great Place to Work
Diversity & Inclusion
1International Energy Agency. ‘Energy efficiency 2O18: Analysis and outlooks to 2O4O’, viewed September 18, 2021: https://www.iea.org/reports/energy-efficiency-2018
2 EPA Energy Star, About ENERGY STAR for Commercial Buildings, viewed September 18. 2021: https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/about-us
3 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Buildings Technology Office, Data Centers and Servers, viewed September 17, 2021: https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/data-centers-and-servers
4 U.S. Energy Information Administration, Use of energy explained: Energy use in commercial buildings, viewed: https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/use-of-energy/commercial-buildings-in-depth.php
5 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Buildings Technology Office, About the Commercial Buildings Integration Program, viewed September 18, 2021: https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/about-commercial-buildings-integration-program
6 Siddik, M.A., Shehabi, A., & Marston, L.T. (2021) ‘The environmental footprint of data centers in the United States’, Environmental Research Letters, 16. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abfba1
7International Energy Agency, Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector, viewed September 18, 2021: https://www.iea.org/reports/net-zero-by-2050
8International Labor Organization, Decent work for sustainable development (DW4SD) Resource Platform: 12. Health and Safety at the Workplace, viewed September 18, 2021: https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/dw4sd/themes/osh/lang–en/index.htm