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Arborjet goes solar

February 21, 2014 -  By
Photo: Arborjet's solar-powered roof

The roof of Arborjet’s solar-powered, Woburn, Mass., headquarters. Photo: Arborjet.

Arborjet made another advancement toward reducing its carbon footprint with the installation of a 60-kilowatt photovoltaic solar energy system to take care of 100 percent of the company’s electricity needs.

Designed and installed by Astrum Solar, the more than $200,000 system is located on the roof of Arboret’s Worburn, Mass., headquarters in the form of more than 120 panels and inverters.

The installation was completed as part of the company’s pursuit of LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition to that environmental move, Arborjet has installed reduced-use water fixtures, LED lighting and streamlined its operations to replace less efficient processes.

“We are strong believers in our responsibility to continue to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Russ Davis, president and COO. “ From the environmentally responsible products we produce to the philanthropic efforts we put forth in our industry and now our efforts to reduce the impact of our operations, Arborjet aims to lead the way when it comes to corporate responsibility. This happens not because someone thought it would be cool. It’s part of our strategic plan.”

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