Going beyond going green
East Coast Warehouse employs a robust, award-winning sustainability program that benefits the environment as well as our business and customers. We are proud to call home the largest solar powered warehouse in the Northeast. Located at our headquarters, our solar panel installation allows us to produce more than 2,000,000 kWH of clean, renewable energy each year.
In addition, East Coast Warehouse utilizes state-of-the-art motion sensing technology to provide the most advanced and reliable energy-saving controls across our facilities. As a result of these efforts, we save 1.5 million kilowatt hours, and keeps 3.6 million pound of carbon dioxide, more than 29,000 pounds of sulfur dioxide and nearly 13,000 pounds of nitrogen oxide out of the atmosphere annually. And our recycling program saves nearly 2.3 million pounds of cardboard and 300,000 pounds of plastic stretch wrap each year.
We continue to move towards a paperless environment with more than 90% of our warehouse transactions processed via radio frequency (RF) and electronic data interchange (EDI) technologies.