xpedx (www.xpedx.com) has exceeded its goal of earning the Energy Star in eight large distribution locations within the U.S. by the end of 2011. In September, xpedx locations in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Hebron, Kentucky, achieved the certification — and were the eighth and ninth xpedx locations to do so.
“Energy Star is one of several sustainability initiatives at xpedx. We pursued the site certification because our customers and suppliers want to do business with a distributor who demonstrates environmental leadership,” said Mary Laschinger, president, xpedx. “With that comes a responsibility to continuously improve our own stewardship efforts and help our business partners to continue achieving their sustainability goals.”
“xpedx is committed to Sustainability because of the impact it has on the environment and our stewardship efforts across the supply chain,” said Dave Wallace, xpedx’s director, Sustainability. “We wanted to exceed the ambitious Energy Star goal we set for ourselves as a measure of that commitment. With more than 2.4 million square feet of space now qualified for the Energy Star, xpedx has demonstrated a great amount of leadership in sustainable operations.”
“Sustainability is a business-wide focus at xpedx, and each of our team members is looking for opportunities to make xpedx more efficient to better serve our customers and support our suppliers,” said Mary Laschinger, president, xpedx.
In 2011, xpedx has earned the Energy Star at some of its largest distribution centers in Atlanta, Georgia; Clifton, New Jersey; Denver, Colorado; Downey, California; Livonia, Michigan; Portland, Oregon; and Wilmington, Massachusetts, with the Hebron site as its largest with nearly 500,000 square feet. The Cincinnati site has 295,000 square feet. The combined area of the nine xpedx locations that have qualified for the Energy Star is more than 2.4 million square feet.
Earlier in this year, xpedx also became an “Energy Star partner,” which indicates that it is tracking its energy consumption and carbon footprint and improving its operating costs through energy saving strategies. xpedx supports the Energy Star challenge to improve the energy efficiency of America’s commercial and industrial buildings by at least 10% and spread the word about the importance of energy efficiency to its employees and communities where it operates.
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