xpedx Earns ENERGY STAR® in Atlanta and Denver Locations
Halfway to its goal of Earning ENERGY STAR in Eight Locations
CINCINNATI, Ohio – xpedx®, one of the largest and premier distribution companies in North America, has earned the ENERGY STAR at its locations in Atlanta and Denver and has also been named as an “ENERGY STAR partner.” These acknowledgements reflect xpedx’s commitment to protect the environment through continuous improvement of its energy performance.
To earn the ENERGY STAR, the Atlanta and Denver sites scored in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s energy performance rating system. Qualified facilities meet strict energy performance standards, use less energy, are less expensive to operate and cause fewer greenhouse gas emissions than peer facilities. They save money and protect the environment.
David Wallace, director of Sustainability, xpedx, said 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.
The xpedx sites in Atlanta and Denver combined have more than 514,000 square feet of space.
With Atlanta, Denver and locations in Massachusetts and Michigan already qualified, xpedx is halfway to its goal of earning the ENERGY STAR in eight large distribution locations within the U.S. by the end of the year. These eight locations have approximately 2.4 million square feet of space.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that helps to save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Cincinnati, Ohio-based xpedx, a business of International Paper (NYSE: IP), is one of the largest and premier distribution companies in North America. xpedx distributes a wide variety of print, packaging and facility solutions supplies and equipment to printers, manufacturers, retailers and commercial facilities from more than 200 locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information about xpedx, its business segments and stewardship efforts visit xpedx.com.