Pathways to Sustainability 2012
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Hagadone Solar Rooftop Project
Hagadone’s commitment to the environment is both in practice and by example. In addition to the option offered to customers to purchase carbon-offset credits through the Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods reforestation project on the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast, Hagadone also made a major commitment to sustainable energy operations at its Nimitz headquarters. In October 2011, Hagadone erected a 433.7-kW solar photovoltaic system, with 1,408 panels spread across 25,000 square feet of existing roof space. Local solar power installer Revolusun designed and built this renewable energy system.
In October 2011, Hagadone erected this 433.7-kW solar photovoltaic system, with 1,408 panels spread across 25,000 square feet of existing roof space. Local solar power installer Revolusun designed and built this renewable energy system.
This multimillion-dollar PV system is expected to power a quarter of the energy we use at our facility, and save Hagadone more than $160,000 in electricity costs in the first year Hawaii Home Expoof operation alone. In addition, Hagadone also became one of the first commercial installations in Hawaii to take advantage of HECO’s feed-in tariff program. Under this program, any excess energy Hagadone produces will be purchased by HECO at a fixed rate for the next 20 years.
This investment in renewable, clean energy makes sense from a financial standpoint and from an environmentally-responsible standpoint. It also is a further strengthening of environmental efforts like Hagadone’s recycling program. As one of the largest recyclers of coated paper in the state, Hagadone kept more than 1.8 million pounds of paper out of Hawaii landfills in 2011 alone. From the partnership with HLH on the Big Island, to helping power Hagadone’s operations with clean energy from the sun, to environmentally-friendly Sheetfed Ecotech inks to reduce negative impacts on the environment, Hagadone remains committed to operating with mindful care for the aina, or land, of Hawaii.
Hagadone Printing Company, Inc.
274 Puuhale Road
Honolulu, HI 96819
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