March 2014 - Steelcase Inc., a developer and manufacturer of furniture products and services for offices, is investing in a long-term renewable energy goal of 127,067 MWh, equivalent to 100% of its global electricity consumption. According to the U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership, this investment in green power makes the company the 15th largest 100% renewable energy purchaser in the United States. Steelcase purchases renewable energy certificates from a portfolio that includes newer projects and renewable energy sources, such as wind and hydroelectric energy in North America and Europe.
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Steelcase Commitment to Renewable Energy Equivalent to 100% of Company's Global Electricity Use
March 2008 - Steelcase Inc., a manufacturer of office furniture, announced a five-year commitment to buy all of the green power that will be generated at a 10 MW wind farm under development in Panhandle, Texas. Through an agreement with Renewable Choice Energy, Steelcase will purchase approximately 35 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (REC) annually from the wind farm for at least its first five years of operation. The purchase is equivalent to about 20% of Steelcase's electricity needs at its U.S.-based facilities. The wind farm is being developed by a local landowner and John Deere Renewables and will be known as the "Wege Wind Energy Farm" in honor of Steelcase founding family member and former board member, Peter Wege. The project is expected to be operational in May 2008.
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