Concrete actions for reducing carbon footprints

Published on 22 April 2022

SPIE is contributing to the fight against climate change by supporting its customers in reducing their carbon footprint. Energy efficiency, electric charging stations, solar panels and LED lighting are just some of the examples highlighting SPIE’s expertise and commitment to a low-carbon society. Check out an overview of the initiatives carried out by various Group subsidiaries.

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Gary Meechan

Gary Meechan

Design manager, SPIE UK 


Edinburgh, Scotland - “This year, we installed new LED floodlights at Heart of Midlothian’s, Tynecastle stadium, in Edinburgh. Each corner stanchion has 14 LED fittings installed to illuminate the pitch. The new system provides better quality lighting and allows the club to save over 34 tonnes of CO2 per year, the equivalent of 21 round-trip flights between London and New York for one passenger.”

Jan-Hendrik Kremer

Jan-Hendrik Kremer

SolaRoad project manager, SPIE Nederland 


Utrecht, The Netherlands - “We designed and implemented a 330-metre solar cycling path near Utrecht, known as the SolaRoad. It is made of concrete slabs that contain solar panels, which are covered in a non-skid layer of glass beads. Without changing the landscape, this technology allows us to provide power for streetlights, traffic lights or even the surrounding homes.”

Gerald Edler

Gerald Edler

Head of the region Austria, SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa


Gries, Austria - “SPIE recently contributed to the commissioning of a new hydroelectric power station on the Salzach river in Austria. This new facility provides electricity to almost 10,000 households, thereby preventing the production of 31,886 tonnes of CO2 per year. This is a significant contribution to the climate and energy transition in the region.”

Hiba Tamaldou

Hiba Tamaldou

Business engineer, SPIE Facilities


Paris, France - “We are very proud to support a major Parisian shopping and cultural centre under a new three-year maintenance contract that covers three key areas of responsibility: security, digital transformation and energy efficiency. Quality of service is assured through the use of SMART FM 360°, and we have already achieved 12% energy savings in the first year!”

Luc Blockx

Luc Blockx

Senior business development manager, SPIE Belgium


Antwerp, Belgium - “With our partner Phoenix Contact, we installed 10 shore power units along the Albert Canal. These stations ensure that docked boats do not have to run their diesel generators to produce electricity, reducing air and water pollution. This solution can easily be extended to other applications, such as powering parked refrigerated trucks or motorhomes.”