xpedx, one of the largest and premier distribution companies in North America, has earned the ENERGY STAR at its locations in Clifton, N.J.; Downey, Calif.; and Portland, Ore., and has also been named as an “ENERGY STAR partner.” These acknowledgements reflect xpedx’s commitment to protect the environment through continuous improvement of its energy performance.
To earn the ENERGY STAR, the Clifton, Downey and Portland sites scored in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s energy performance rating system. Qualified facilities meet strict energy performance standards, use less energy, are less expensive to operate and cause fewer greenhouse gas emissions than peer facilities. They save money and protect the environment.
David Wallace, xpedx’s director of Sustainability, said xpedx’s work with ENERGY STAR is a natural extension of its dedication to maintain responsible operations, offer sustainable product choices and provide leadership in sustainable business practices for its customers and suppliers. “We believe that an organization-wide energy management approach will aid in protecting the environment today and for future generations while reducing costs and improving efficiency,” he said.
The xpedx sites in Clifton, Downey and Portland combined have more than 870,000 square feet of space. Todd Thompson is the general manager in the Portland location. “The ENERGY STAR partnership validates xpedx’s commitment to bring creative, effective solutions to customers to help all of us become more sustainable organizations,” he said. “This important priority is incorporated in all xpedx’s efforts to optimize customer supply chains and processes.”
With Clifton, Downey, Portland and locations in Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts and Michigan already qualified, xpedx is nearly to its goal of earning the ENERGY STAR in eight large distribution centers within the U.S. by the end of the year. These eight locations have approximately 2.4 million square feet of space.
As an “ENERGY STAR partner,” xpedx is tracking its energy consumption and carbon footprint and improving its operating costs through energy saving strategies. xpedx has also committed to highlight its achievements as recognized by ENERGY STAR, support the ENERGY STAR challenge to improve the energy efficiency of America’s commercial and industrial buildings by at least 10 percent and spread the word about the importance of energy efficiency to its employees and communities where it operates.