EPA Recognizes WWT for Leading Green Power Use
WWTs green power use supports sustainability and development of clean renewable resources.
ST. LOUIS – December 2, 2015 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market leading technology integrator, announced today that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its use of green power in keeping with its membership in the EPA’s Green Power Partnership program. WWT is using more than 4 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 20 percent of the organization's electricity use. WWT is buying renewable energy certificates (RECs) from 3Degrees.
“WWT has long been committed to using sustainable and renewable resources as we continue to expand,” said Jim Kavanaugh, chief executive officer of WWT. “We are extremely proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for our proactive choice to transition from traditional sources of electricity generation toward cleaner renewable energy alternatives.”
Green power is zero-emissions electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass and low-impact hydro. Using green power helps accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps users reduce their carbon footprints.
“The EPA is excited to welcome World Wide Technology as a Green Power Partner and applauds their purchase of green power and its support of the voluntary renewable energy market,” said James Critchfield, program director of EPA’s Green Power Partnership. “World Wide Technology is helping to reduce harmful air pollution and demonstrating that using green power is smart for the environment.”
With rapid growth and expanding markets, WWT has taken great care to not only be on the leading edge of innovation, but to also be responsible and protective of the environment. According to the U.S. EPA, WWT’s green power use of more than 4 million kWh is equivalent to the electricity use of nearly 400 average American homes annually.
Further reinforcing WWT's commitment to a connected workplace and sustainability, the company’s global headquarters combines intelligent building structures and efficient energy consumption, including LEED environmental and sustainable construction best practices, Cisco TelePresence to reduce global travel and CO2 emissions, recycled building materials and Energy Star rated appliances.
WWT’s mission to conduct business in a manner that is socially and environmentally responsible is reflected in its Corporate Social Responsibility policy, which sets a course to use the company’s resources, influence and leadership presence in the industry to positively impact people communities and the environment. To learn more about WWT’s sustainability practices and green initiatives here.
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator with nearly $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers discover, evaluate, architect and implement technology products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.
3Degrees is a renewable energy services company that partners with utilities and corporations to help them meet their sustainability goals. We provide renewable energy procurement, renewable energy credits and carbon offset projects to Fortune 500® companies, green building firms, and other organizations committed to sustainability. In addition, 3Degrees partners with utilities across the nation to offer customized green power options to 25 million customers. A seven-time winner of the DOE/EPA Green Power Supplier of the Year Award and certified B Corporation, 3Degrees is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with regional offices throughout the U.S. To learn more, visit www.3degreesinc.com.
About EPA’s Green Power Partnership
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to use green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,300 Partner organizations voluntarily using billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies, small and medium sized businesses, local, state, and federal governments, and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower.
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