GlobalSoft Digital Solutions, a leading digital marketing company in Mahwah, announced it agreement to install a state-of-the-art solar system on the roof of its U.S. headquarters’ facility. The new system, valued upwards of $1 million and subsidized by the State of NJ’s Clean Energy Program, will be installed by one of the East Coast’s leading solar integrators, Mercury Solar Systems, and will provide GlobalSoft with 30-50% of its energy (depending on the time of the year), save the company money, and even provide pay back within a few years.
"Our clients are looking more and more towards partners who embrace sustainable operations. So along with being a world community partner concerned with our carbon output footprint, we felt solar is just one more way we can do the right thing as a corporate citizen,” said Christopher M. Petro, President and CEO of GlobalSoft Digital Solutions. “We wanted more. We really wanted to develop our own power using the sun and be part of the solution—not just look good on paper through buying alternative power from the grid. In some months, we will actually deliver energy back into the grid for others to use. To me, that's action, and responsibility, and commitment to the environment.”
The decision was made to expand on the company's previously initiated sustainability practices of cardboard/paper waste recycling, high efficiency/green lighting, and proximity control of energy and lighting throughout the facility. “It’s a culture” Petro continued. “Everyone in our organization has joined our corporate efforts to make sustainability viable for us. Without the commitment of our people…sustainability doesn’t work.”
“GlobalSoft exemplifies why New Jersey ranks as the second largest state for solar installations,” said Jared Haines, President of Mercury Solar Systems. “Chris and his team understand how going green can help drive the business forward and we look forward to helping them maximize their investment.”
The project is expected to commence at the end of May, with the hope from GlobalSoft Digital to take full advantage of the summer sun.