Sandy Alexander Makes U.S. Printing Industry's Largest Purchase of Wind Power
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
CLIFTON, NJ, November 1, 2005 - Sandy Alexander, a leading printer of high-end corporate communications and promotional literature for Fortune 500 companies, today announced a seven-year agreement to purchase half of its electric power from clean and renewable wind-generated sources, beginning in December, 2005. Sandy Alexander's purchase of 4,500 megawatt hours (MWh) per year of wind power makes the company the largest consumer of green power in the printing and publishing sector, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership. Sandy Alexander's purchase of NewWind Energy® from Pennsylvania-based Community Energy will include at least 1,000 MWh per year of power from the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm, currently nearing completion in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm is the first commercial wind project in New Jersey, and the nation's first coastal wind farm. The balance of Sandy Alexander's wind energy will come from other wind turbine installations across the United States. "As a leader in the commercial printing industry, we recognize the importance of helping our clients achieve their environmental and sustainability objectives," said Roy Grossman, Sandy Alexander's President and CEO. Sandy Alexander's annual purchase of wind energy offsets more than 4.9 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) that would have been released into the atmosphere through conventional power generation. "The environmental benefit of our wind-energy purchase is the equivalent of planting nearly 336,000 trees, eliminating 4.2 million miles of automobile driving, or taking 357 cars off the highway every year," Grossman said. "Our long-term commitment to using wind energy further enables us to provide our customers with very high quality printed materials while minimizing the environmental impacts of their projects," added Chip Stine, Sandy Alexander's Senior Vice President of Sales. "We're one of the few printers in the nation to be certified to the ISO 9001:2000 workplace quality standard, the ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system standard, and the Forest Stewardship Council's "chain of custody" certification standard." "Sandy Alexander is a leader among many successful businesses now putting energy and environment into their product choices. This single largest purchase moves the power-dependent printing and publishing industry toward a cleaner, more secure energy future," said Brent Alderfer president and CEO of Community Energy.