Airstream, Inc. announced that its corporate Ohio office and manufacturing center is 100% powered by renewable energy credits (RECs). Additionally, the company’s new 750,000-square-foot facility (opening in the next 12 months) will also carry the same green energy commitment and be powered completely by RECs.
Airstream, manufacturer of travel trailers and touring coaches, is participating in Jackson Center Municipal Power’s EcoSmart Choice program, which lets participants purchase RECs from wind, hydroelectric or landfill gas projects offered through American Municipal Power Inc.
“Our work at Airstream is inextricably linked to the outdoors, so we are continuously exploring ways to do more with less,” said Bob Wheeler, Airstream president and CEO. “Powering our operations through renewable energy credits purchased here in Ohio is a net win for our community and our customers.”
By using RECs to power its facilities in 2018, Airstream has been able to offset 4,220 metric tons of carbon dioxide to date.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator, this is equivalent to:
Greenhouse gases from:
- 896 passenger vehicles driven for one year; or
- 10,318,735 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle
Or CO2 emissions from:
- 474,892 gallons of gasoline consumed; or
- 414,574 gallons of diesel consumed; or
- 4,613,810 pounds of coal burned
It would take a 4,967-acre forest an entire year to sequester the amount of CO2 emissions that Airstream prevented by going green, the release explained.
“As Airstream grows, we’re thrilled they’ll continue to be 100% powered by renewable energy credits through the EcoSmart Choice program,” said Bruce Metz, Jackson Center’s village administrator who manages the utility. “It shows the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and demonstrates real leadership in the manufacturing industry.”
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