Unisource Earns ENERGY STAR Certification for Oregon Facility
NORCROSS, GA—January 7, 2014—Unisource Worldwide, a global provider efficient solutions for product packaging and fulfillment, paper and print management, and more, has earned ENERGY STAR certification for one of its Oregon locations, a facility located in the Portland suburb of Gresham.
“At Unisource, we know that sustainability is a smart business decision,” said Darrin Grocock, senior vice president, supply chain for Unisource Worldwide. “Receiving the ENERGY STAR certification for our Gresham location is just one example of our ongoing commitment to energy efficiency and other sustainable practices.”
Unisource’s Gresham facility is an approximately 225,000-square-foot facility housing a warehouse and sales center. 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.
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products, as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Over the past 20 years, American families and businesses have saved nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR.
About Unisource Worldwide
Unisource Worldwide, headquartered in Norcross, GA, helps enterprise-level companies improve bottom-line performance by providing innovative, sustainable, highly efficient solutions across the life cycle of core business operations, including product packaging and fulfillment, paper and print management, general supply chain and logistics, and facility supplies solutions. Unisource has offices and operations in key locations around the world, and is currently ranked as one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. With a global workforce of approximately 4,300 team members located throughout business units in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia; and more than 17 million square feet of supply chain capacity and a fleet of “Big Red” trucks based at approximately 90 locations across North America, Unisource is a partner to many of today’s leading global organizations.