Solar Power Initiative Part of Leading Retailer’s Commitment to Going Green, Offsets Energy Use at Warehouse and Framingham Store
Nexamp, a leading provider of solar energy, announced the completion of a 168kW rooftop solar project for Circle Furniture in Acton, Massachusetts. A key piece of the popular retailer’s sustainability practice, the solar installation will cover 100% of the energy used at Circle Furniture’s Acton warehouse with additional capacity powering its store in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Circle Furniture is a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, a non-profit coalition created to promote sustainable practices among manufacturers, retailers and consumers. With its switch to solar power, Circle Furniture helps to reduce the same amount of CO2 emissions as 124 acres of US forest in one year, while simultaneously insulating its business from electricity price fluctuations.
“Circle Furniture’s mission is to provide beautiful, quality, and sustainably made home furnishings to our customers. The solar project greatly aligned with that goal,” said Jessica Tubman, Director of Business Development for Circle Furniture. “It’s a tangible expression that our business is continually taking steps to be part of the greater environmental, social and economic solution. Nexamp made the entire process easy and also demonstrated to us that adopting clean and sustainable solar power made great business sense. Additionally, Nexamp’s focus is here in Massachusetts so we know, like us, they are committed to supporting and working with our local communities.”
According to Nexamp CEO Zaid Ashai, “Innovative and progressive companies like Circle Furniture think through the impact of every aspect of their business and actively seek ways to improve that impact for the near and long-term. Circle Furniture stands for quality furnishings that last and take care of our environment, so the integration of solar power into their business is a natural fit.”
— Solar Builder magazine