IKEA has proved once again that it is among the leaders in environmental protection by ranking 11th on the EPA’s National Top 100 list of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership.
The Swedish furniture giant with U.S. headquarters in Conshohocken also came in fourth on the Top 30 Retail list, and tenth on the Top 30 On-Site Generation list.
IKEA uses 793 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually to fully power its stores. This is generated through its on-site solar and fuel cell energy systems.
The company’s choice to use green power is aiding the advancement of the green power market by supporting clean renewable energy alternatives.
Green power is considered to be zero-emissions electricity generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources. These include wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, as well as low-impact hydro.
“We are proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for our green power use,” said Lars Petersson, IKEA’s US President and CEO.
“By making the choice to use clean, renewable energy, our organization becomes more sustainable, while also sending a message to others across the United States that using green power is a sound business decision and an important tool in reducing one’s carbon footprint.”