Medline Expands Ability to Offset Carbon Footprint with Completion of Second Solar Installation in North America

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 2:46 AM Print This Post

Fifth installation worldwide marked by 1.1 Megawatt system in Rialto,
California

NORTHFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medline
today announced the completion of the second in a series of solar
installations being undertaken to meet the organization’s growing
sustainability goals. The 1.1 Megawatt system is estimated to generate
power equivalent to 75 percent of that facility’s usage, significantly
offsetting Medline’s dependency on the grid. EnterSolar,
a national developer of solar programs for the commercial marketplace,
worked with Medline to structure the design, engineering, and
installation of the system, and will oversee the operations and
maintenance of the system.

The power derived from more than 3,152 rooftop solar panels will provide
meaningful environmental benefits for Medline, Rialto and the greater
Southern California community at large. By using solar energy,
environmental benefits are equivalent to saving nearly 92,000 gallons of
gasoline a year or planting 772 acres of trees annually.

“For generations, Medline has worked shoulder to shoulder with
healthcare customers to improve patient care. Corporate social
responsibility helps us extend that impact even further by connecting
the dots across the company and into the communities where we live, work
and serve,” says Francesca Olivier, corporate social responsibility
manager, Medline.

The completion of the Rialto facility system comes just one year after
the completion of the first of two systems being installed at Medline’s
Tracy, California distribution center. Medline is working with
EnterSolar to add additional solar capacity to that facility, following
a year of successful power generation.

“EnterSolar is proud to work with organizations of all sizes and
missions. We’re exceptionally pleased to work with those organizations
that demonstrate their commitment to sustainability in all of the
regions they serve, and as such, we’re proud to partner with Medline to
expand solar across their national portfolio,” said Peyton Boswell,
managing director, EnterSolar.

Medline opened its first solar installation in July of 2016 at its
distribution center in Aisai, Japan. On days with optimal conditions the
1,665 solar panels generate the majority of the energy needed to power
the building, with the excess going back to the grid. The company also
has systems in Australia, Germany and California and is working with
EnterSolar to vet additional locations.

About Medline

Medline
is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry
with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve
both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill.,
the company offers 550,000 medical devices and support services through
more than 1,400 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of
contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information
on Medline, go to www.medline.com
or http://www.medline.com/social-media
to connect with Medline on its social media channels.

About EnterSolar

EnterSolar
is a leading national developer of solar photovoltaic solutions to the
commercial marketplace. Unique in our combination of corporate business
operations and solar expertise, we work with commercial enterprises to
deliver optimal solar energy with compelling, long-term ROI. Expert in
the dynamic legislative environment, EnterSolar provides clients with
real-time guidance in order to best leverage tax credits and other
financial incentives at federal, state and utility levels. Our clients
include multi-national retailers, REITS, global manufacturers, and
distributors, as well as family-owned businesses. The Company’s
divisions include EnterSolarEDU,
which helps schools, universities and non-profit organizations leverage
solar and MaxSolar,
which provides operations & maintenance, asset management and technical
services for commercial systems nationwide. EnterSolar is headquartered
in New York City with offices in New Jersey, Connecticut, California,
Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina. In its last ranking, Solar
Power World ranked EnterSolar the leading (#1) solar developer in New
York State and in the top 10 nationally. More information about
EnterSolar, and its portfolio, can be found here.

Contacts

Medline
Vivika Panagiotakakos, (847) 643-3311
[email protected]
or
Rachel
Honig, 646.807.4604
[email protected]

 


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