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Unisource earns ENERGY STAR certification

November 6, 2013

NORCROSS, GA — Unisource Worldwide Inc. has earned ENERGY STAR certification for its La Palma, California, distribution center, according to a press release.

"One of our sustainability goals for 2013-2014 is to evaluate the energy performance of all of our buildings through the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager model. It’s a testimony of the hard work of our operations team to ensure we achieve peak environmental performance in our buildings," said Jeff Rudy, president of supply chain for Unisource Worldwide.

The La Palma, California, distribution center, is a 425,000 square foot building housing both a warehouse and customer service center, the release stated.

According to the release, the ENERGY STAR designation is given only to buildings 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.

"Earning our first ENERGY STAR certificate aligns us with the commitments we made in the Unisource Sustainability Report, Sustainability Reimagined," said Andrew Gustyn, director of sustainability, North America for Unisource Worldwide.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.