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Maintenance and engineering managers who put an emphasis on energy efficient projects can help their facilities reduce operating costs and gas emissions. The building blocks to an energy efficient facility have been laid out by none other than LEGO.
The LEGO group now says its production facilities are running entirely on renewable energy after reaching its 100 percent target three years ahead of schedule, according to the Independent.
The company achieved its ambitious goal due to the completion of a 258 megawatt offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea, building a giant wind turbine made of 146,000 authentic LEGO pieces.
“We work to leave a positive impact on the planet and I am truly excited about the inauguration of the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm,” said Bali Padda, CEO of the LEGO Group. “Together with our partners, we intend to continue investing in renewable energy to help create a better future for the builders of tomorrow.”
The giant LEGO turbine, built to mark the occasion, has broken the Guinness World Records title for largest LEGO brick wind turbine. Mr Padda said he hopes the record breaking turbine will raise awareness of the importance of renewable energy.
“We see children as our role models and as we take action in reducing our environmental impact as a company, we will also continue to work to inspire children around the world by engaging them in environmental and social issues,” he added.
Ryan Berlin is digital content manager of Facilitiesnet.com.