Sloan Goes 100% Renewable

Sloan Valve, Chicago, manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has made a purchase of renewable energy credits to offset 100% percent of the electricity used in its manufacturing facility in Franklin Park, Ill. Company officials claim that this is the largest renewable energy purchase in the plumbing industry, making Sloan the first flush valve manufacturer to purchase renewable energy cred...

05/01/2007


Sloan Valve, Chicago, manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has made a purchase of renewable energy credits to offset 100% percent of the electricity used in its manufacturing facility in Franklin Park, Ill. Company officials claim that this is the largest renewable energy purchase in the plumbing industry, making Sloan the first flush valve manufacturer to purchase renewable energy credits to offset its electricity use. This purchase is also the largest corporate purchase of renewable energy in the state of IL.

“Sloan Valve Co. is a leader in the sustainability movement, and that involves caring about our communities and respecting our environment,” said Jim Allen, Sloan Valve Co.'s water conservation manager. “This purchase of renewable energy credits is a natural extension of that leadership and is integral to our core values. Offsetting 100% of our electricity use with renewable, clean energy strengthens our commitment to be a leader in environmental stewardship by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels,” Allen noted.

Starting in 2007, Sloan Valve is purchasing 20,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable energy credits from renewable energy facilities to operate its 450,000-sq.-ft. Franklin Park manufacturing facility. This purchase will avoid more than 27 million lbs. of carbon dioxide pollution this year. For the same impact, more than 2,400 cars would have to be taken off the road, or more than 3,700 acres of trees would have to be planted, according to the U.S. EPA.





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