To earn the ENERGY STAR label, the Livonia and Wilmington sites scored 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.
Qualified facilities meet strict energy performance standards, use less energy, are less expensive to operate and cause fewer greenhouse gas emissions than peer facilities, the release noted.
"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," said David Wallace, xpedx''s director of sustainability.
"We believe that an organization-wide energy management approach will help us enhance our financial health and aid in protecting the environment today and for future generations," Wallace added.
According to the release, with the Livonia and Wilmington locations already qualified, xpedx is closer to its goal of earning the ENERGY STAR in eight large distribution locations within the U.S. by the end of the year.
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