SOURCE: E Source

E Source

January 31, 2014 08:00 ET

E Source Is 100% Powered by Alternative Energy

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - Jan 31, 2014) - E Source is pleased to announce that the company is now receiving 100 percent of the energy needed to run its newly remodeled building from solar and wind power. E Source has been wind-powered for several years, but added solar to its mix after being chosen as one of five local businesses to participate in a local solar garden project funded by Xcel Energy's Solar Rewards Program and Community Energy Solar.

The solar garden site, located in nearby Lafayette, Colorado, is projected to generate a total of one megawatt of electricity per year. City facilities and local businesses like E Source will consume the majority of electricity generated by the garden, resulting in cost savings for participants and the offset of 1,034 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is the equivalent of planting 27,883 trees or placing 213 zero-emission passenger vehicles on the road. On October 17, 2013, a panel-raising ceremony and informational tour was held at the solar garden site. View photos from the ceremony and watch a video.

These environmental benefits are directly in line with the company's values. "Our mission is to advance the efficient and environmentally sound use and provision of energy," says Cami Arlit, vice president of Human Resources & Administration at E Source. "We strive to 'walk our talk' by demonstrating sustainable behaviors in our work environment and community. Generating 100 percent of our energy from solar and wind power is a testament to our commitment."

In addition to participating in solar and wind power programs, E Source's other sustainable business practices include the installation of energy-efficient lighting and high-efficiency rooftop units; extensive recycling and composting efforts; and a program to encourage employees to bike, walk, bus, or carpool to work. Read more about the company's sustainability efforts at www.esource.com/corporate-sustainability.

About E Source
For 26 years, E Source has been providing unbiased, objective research and advisory services to over 300 utilities and large energy users. Our energy experts have answered more than 8,000 questions over the past 3 years. This guidance helps our customers advance their efficiency programs, enhance customer relationships, and use energy more efficiently.

Contact Information

  • Public Relations Contact
    Kym Wootton
    Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications, E Source
    kym_wootton@esource.com
    303-345-9168