Velocity Print Solutions Offsets 100% of Electricity with Renewable Energy
ALBANY, NY—January 13, 2014—Velocity Print Solutions has partnered with Renewable Choice Energy to support the growth of renewable energy projects in the United States and reduce the environmental impact of the electricity we use. By purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice, Velocity is taking responsibility for the emissions generated from its electricity use and helping change the way energy is produced in the USA. The purchase of over 900,000 kWh of American Wind REC’s, which is equivalent to offsetting 1,044,813.85 lbs of CO2 has an environmental impact that is similar to:
- Planting 12,152 tree seedlings and growing them for 10 years or
- The Removal of 98.73 passenger vehicles from the road for a year
Jim Stiles, CEO stated: "We are excited about our commitment to reduce our environmental impact and educate our employees on the choices that are available for supporting clean energy. This decision is part of our commitment of doing business without leaving footprints. We believe we should create lasting impressions on the mind...not the planet."
Velocity also maintains an in-house recycling paper and corrugated program and is a FSC Certified Chain of Custody Printer. Velocity has purchased RECs since 2008 and is currently working with Renewable Choice Energy.
About Velocity Print Solutions
Velocity Print Solutions, a northeast based company with offices in Boston, MA; Middlebury, CT, and Albany, NY, provides a complete range of marketing solutions which include digital and offset printing; promotional products, mailing, distribution and fulfillment; cross-media integrated marketing, 3-D animated flip pages, image personalization, and personalized urls. Velocity is a Certified Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody printer for all locations. Velocity is also a Leadership Club member in the EPA Green Power Partnership Program for its purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) equal to 100 percent of its energy use.