AEG Worldwide, the world’s leading sports and entertainment company, hosts 50 million guests attending 10,000 live events at 120 venues each year. This places energy high on its list of operating costs.
With an eye on the bottom line, AEG partnered with Schneider Electric to reduce its energy consumption and environmental impact. Our EcoStruxure solution has helped AEG implement a comprehensive and strategic approach to sustainability, including efficient energy and water management. Measures taken include strategic energy procurement, and tracking energy and sustainability performance.
“It is not only an expectation from our employees, guests and sponsors, but sustainability to AEG means innovation and operational efficiency,” says Scott Bosarge, Senior Vice President of Business Services, AEG. “We were the first in our industry to focus on sustainability, and it’s made us more profitable and competitive.”
Assessing energy and operational efficiencies for excellent performance
For AEG, collecting data from its various venues worldwide is a significant, but necessary challenge.
Schneider Electric’s Resource Advisor is a platform that allows AEG to assess operational efficiencies and save money by changing how they buy and use energy and other resources. The cloud-based software makes real-time utility pricing and consumption information visible, comparable, and actionable across AEG’s global portfolio of stadiums and arenas.
By putting hard energy data to work, managers at each venue can configure personal dashboards and generate customized reports for water, waste, and electricity use for facility benchmarking and business analytics.
Energy management for high-energy events
Using Resource Advisor, AEG can compile, consolidate and display energy usage data from each venue, track 53 types of data streams, and assess progress against its environmental goals. So, what are the tangible results? Since 2010, AEG has:
• Saved more than $3 million
• Achieved 63% waste diversion rate
• Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 14% (at operations launched since 2010)
By leveraging EcoStruxure, owners and managers of any size venue can enjoy Innovation At Every Level, improving energy procurement costs, boosting operational efficiencies, and building upon connected systems.