Blueridge contributes to Eco-nomics program

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ELLIJAY, GA.—Commercial broadloom producer Blueridge Industries has purchased wind energy to match a portion of its regular purchases from conventional energy sources.

Sterling Planet, the nation’s leading retail providers of renewable energy certificates (RECs), is supplying Blueridge with 1,125,593 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy from qualifying facilities nationwide. The purchase represents enough electricity to power 103 U.S. homes for a full year and offset approximately 1.8 million pounds of carbon dioxide, a key greenhouse gas.

The environmental benefit of Blueridge’s purchase compares to taking 155 passenger cars off the road for a year, 172 acres of pine or fir forests storing carbon for one year or 272 tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled.

“This purchase is another commitment to our Economics sustainability program,” said Mike Gallman, president and CEO. “We will continue to reduce our environmental footprint for years to come.”

By purchasing wind energy and increasing energy efficiency, “Blueridge clearly demonstrates its commitment to company operations that are both environmentally responsible and economically sound,” said Mel Jones, Sterling Planet president and CEO. “Zero-emissions wind energy helps Blueridge reduce its environmental footprint and grow the nation’s market for renewable energy, a domestic energy source that benefits the U.S. economy and society, as well as the environment. We commend Blueridge for its corporate leadership.”

Sold separately from electricity and available to every U.S. residential and commercial customer, Sterling Planet’s RECs are Green-e Energy certified and represent the avoided greenhouse gas emissions and additional environmental benefits of electricity production from renewable energy resources.

For information, call 800.241.5945.

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