Renewable-energy integration developer, S&C Electric Company, recently announced that it is now purchasing electricity exclusively generated from renewable-energy sources for its Chicago campus. This renewable-energy purchase for about 40 million kWh each year will eliminate an estimated 63 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, says the company. This roughly equates to the annual carbon-emission reductions of taking 5,400 passenger cars off the road.
“S&C’s purchase of 100 percent renewable energy for our Chicago operations marks another step in our work to help communities worldwide transition to greener energy supplies,” says Dan Girard, Director of Business Development, Renewable Energy, S&C. “We are developing solutions that make it practical to connect green-energy sources to the grid and setting an example through our own business practices.”
Apart from its renewable energy purchase, S&C continues to incorporate environmental best practices into its business operations. The company is a registered Green Suppliers Network Partner, a U.S. EPA-funded network that assists manufacturers in improving business processes to increase energy efficiency and minimize waste.
The company’s Chicago campus also meets ISO 140001:2004 Environmental Management Standards. These provide a framework for handling an organization’s environmental policy, plans, and actions, to help companies minimize the environmental impact of their operations.
The campus is also the company’s largest facility and includes a majority of its engineering and manufacturing operations. Roughly 1,700 S&C employees are based at this location.
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