After the successful installation and energy generation benefits of its first solar array, CCG is once again showing their commitment to sustainability. By investing in more sustainable initiatives that lower CCG’s carbon footprint, they are also counteracting rising energy costs, and increasing partnership value to their clients. CCG’s commitment to a greener future is also outwardly, as they strive to work closely with vendors, suppliers, and client partners ensuring that their passion for sustainability is matched beyond CCG’s walls.
Solar Farm Installed Over Towaco Warehouse
These Solar Arrays are a big step forward in reducing CCG’s carbon footprint and propels the company closer to their goal of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
By adding a new solar panel grid system over their Towaco warehouse, CCG estimates that these sustainability measures will:
• Provide 3.03 kWh of electrical energy – an estimated 97% of CCG’s annual electrical requirement for both locations
• Reduce Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions by 3.3 million lbs/year
• Reduce Methane (CH4) emissions by over 371 lbs/year and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) by 39 lbs/year
Reduce the impact on the environment by effectively removing 638 autos from our roads that would consume more than 339,832 gallons of gasoline each year
• Reduce the amount of coal burned each year to supply CCG it’s electrical needs by 6 million pounds per year
Simon Hooks, CEO, notes, “Over the past few years, we’ve taken a deep look into the values of not only myself but of all of our CCG employees and clients. We want to ensure these values around our commitment to sustainability are translated to how we manage our warehouse operations. Ultimately, we know that our impact on the environment impacts everyone around us, present and future – and we are fully committed to investing in our role to support and enact change.”
Next Steps for Sustainability
In line with CCG’s ongoing sustainability initiatives, they are also replacing existing outdated lighting to be energy efficient LED units in West Caldwell, estimated to last CCG 23 years before needing replacement. While these LED lights help CCG remain environmentally conscious on energy consumption, they also drive lower operating costs. The implementation of new lighting for the Towaco location will be analyzed once West Caldwell is completed.