EU Services Now Powered with 100 Percent Renewable Electricity
SAN FRANCISCO—Nov. 9, 2012—Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced that EU Services, a direct mail printer and services provider in Rockville, MD, has joined the Green-e Marketplace after purchasing enough certified renewable energy certificates from U.S.–based generation to meet 100 percent of the total annual electricity needs for its printing facility and headquarters. By participating in Green-e Marketplace, EU Services can display the Green-e logo to inform its customers of its commitment to clean, renewable energy.
“Printing and direct mail production is energy intensive, and we commend EU Services for mitigating the impact of their electricity,” said Orrin Cook, manager of Green-e Marketplace. “It will serve as an example to businesses across the country that want to set themselves apart as environmental leaders.”
To reduce its environmental footprint, EU Services also offers its clients a wide range of papers for printing, including recycled, chlorine free, and Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Forest Stewardship Council certified papers. It uses soy or vegetable oil lithographic inks, has made a significant investment in energy-saving lighting systems, and installed a cool roof. In 2012, the company received the “Continued Excellence in Recycling Award” for successfully recycling more than 97 percent of its waste stream.
“By combining renewable wind energy with our ongoing environmental initiatives, our company has strengthened its resolve to be a responsible steward of the environment.” Art Simpson, president, EU Services
By offering its customers printing and paper that has been sourced from renewable energy, EU Services can use the Green-e logo on printed materials through the Green-e re:print program. This program promotes renewable electricity in the print supply chain by granting use of the Green-e logo to organizations that source both their paper and printing through Green-e Marketplace Certified printers and paper lines.
EU Services joins a growing list of companies and organizations taking real action to reduce the impact of their energy use. Electricity generated from renewable sources results in less environmental waste and pollution and displaces other non-renewable sources from the electric grid.
The company’s purchase of electricity created from nearly emissions-free renewable sources avoids carbon dioxide and other pollutants and serves to build the market for renewable energy nationwide, increasing incentives for developing new facilities. Currently, renewable energy accounts for less than ten percent of total electricity generation nationwide.
Renewable energy certificates purchased by EU Services are certified by Green-e Energy, the leading renewable energy certification program in the nation. Green-e Energy provides independent, third-party certification to ensure renewable energy products meet strict environmental and consumer protection standards, including being sourced from verified, new facilities; not being double-counted towards any state’s renewable energy goal; and being retired on behalf of the purchaser.
Every Green-e Marketplace participant undergoes annual verification and audits to document that it has purchased enough certified renewable energy to meet its annual commitment.
About EU Services
In the often-murky waters of direct mail marketing, EU Services have been guiding our clients safely to the shores of success for more than four decades. Armed with a dedicated project management team and an extensive line of production options, it has the mission to transform ideas into innovative, cost-effective and customized direct mail marketing solutions that will deliver results. The company’s experienced and highly skilled employees are unparalleled in the industry and thrive on building personal customer relationships while rising to the unique challenges that come with each individual direct mail program. EU Services is a veteran-owned, high-growth, profitable organization based on a rich history of customer care and with a clear vision for the future.
Green-e Marketplace provides forward-thinking organizations with a simple, nationally recognized logo they can use to communicate their commitment to renewable energy to their customers and shareholders. The Green-e logo is the nation’s leading symbol of renewable energy excellence and distinguishes Green-e Marketplace participants as environmental leaders. Green-e is a program of Center for Resource Solutions, a nonprofit that creates policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy. To learn more, visit Center for Resource Solutions and Green-e Marketplace.