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xpedx expands relationship with ENERGY STAR program

September 17, 2012

CINCINNATI — xpedx has been awarded the ENERGY STAR at its locations in Fairfield, Ohio; Las Vegas; and Phoenix, according to a press release.

energy starxpedx's Fairfield, Las Vegas and Phoenix sites earned the ENERGY STAR by scoring in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) energy performance rating system, the release stated.

According to the release, these buildings use less energy, are less expensive to operate, meet strict energy performance standards and cause fewer greenhouse gas emissions than peer facilities.

"xpedx's work with ENERGY STAR is an important part of its company-wide commitment to responsible stewardship of natural resources. xpedx continues making great progress in maintaining sustainable operations, offering sustainable products and providing leadership in sustainable business practices for our customers and suppliers," said David Wallace, xpedx's director of sustainability.

As an ENERGY STAR partner, xpedx is tracking its energy consumption and improving its operating costs through energy saving strategies, the release noted.

xpedx now has 17 sites that have earned the ENERGY STAR and is on track to meet its goal of nine additional locations in 2012, the release added.