SunWize to Alleviate the Environmental Impact of Installer Training Events with …

June 20th, 20135:29 am @

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KINGSTON, N.Y.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–SunWize
Technologies
is proud to announce its contract to off-set the
Company’s carbon emissions by contributing to renewable energy projects
through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF).

“We understand the enormous greenhouse gas impact that stems from travel
and energy use on the environment”

SunWize has signed a one-year contract to counterbalance its use of more
traditional energy sources by contributing to BEF, which will use these
funds to support renewable energy projects. After calculating the energy
consumed by venues hosting SunWize Installer Trainings, SunWize will
purchase Renewable Energy Certificates and carbon offsets to counteract
the carbon that these trainings produce. One Renewable Energy
Certificate represents the non-power, environmental attributes of 1,000
kilowatt-hours of renewable energy.

“We understand the enormous greenhouse gas impact that stems from travel
and energy use on the environment,” said Bruce Gould, sales and
marketing director at SunWize Technologies. “We chose to partner with
Bonneville Environmental Foundation to lessen our impact by offsetting
the carbon emissions produced during our regional training summits. One
of our goals for these events is to become ‘carbon neutral’ with a
mixture of conservation and carbon offsets.”

The principle of ‘offset’ foundations are to counteract the impact of
emissions created from everyday activities such as driving cars, heating
homes and businesses, and airline travel. BEF, recently awarded the
EPA/DOE Green Power Partner of the Year, is a charitable public benefit
corporation dedicated to encouraging and funding projects that lead to
greater reliance on clean, environmentally preferred renewable power.

According to a recent survey of the carbon offset market, in 2008 about
$705 million of carbon offset contributions were traded from individuals
and small organizations, representing about 123.4 million metric tons of
greenhouse gas reductions through organizations such as BEF.

Since 1992, SunWize Technologies has been a leading global provider of
cost-effective and dependable solar power solutions. The company’s
experienced team of professionals offers the largest product inventory
in North America, an extensive line of pre-engineered systems and the
diverse capability of a design engineering staff. As a Mitsui Co
(USA), Inc, subsidiary, SunWize provides the technology, the expertise
and the network to deliver reliable residential, commercial, government
and industrial components and systems. The company operates
manufacturing and distribution facilities on the East and West coasts
and sales offices throughout the US and Canada. For more information,
visit www.sunwize.com.

Article source: http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20101130005024/en/SunWize/solar/renewable