Standard Imaging continues their focus on environmental sustainability with their net zero carbon emission strategy that includes solar energies and geothermal technologies. In 2022, they received two awards that exemplified their commitment to eliminate all carbon emissions from their facility, minimize waste, maximize recycling, and constantly monitor their environmental efforts.
Presented with the 2022 Dane County 3 Star Climate Champion Award for Building Energy Use, Standard Imaging was the first-ever manufacturer recipient for this award. The Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change recognizes local entities that are leading on climate action and the dedication of Standard Imaging to maintaining an energy efficient building was acknowledged with this award.
The City of Middleton Sustainability Committee also recognized Standard Imaging last year for operating a low carbon footprint facility by using geothermal heating/cooling, solar energy and eliminating natural gas with the 2022 Sustainability Middleton Award.
Additionally, Standard Imaging participated on a panel of experts at a recent Building Decarbonization Forum to share our environmental leadership experiences with the local community.
Since the construction of their headquarters in 2007, they’ve maintained their goal of zero emissions directly from their facility with four 11.9 kW solar array trackers and a geothermal heating and system contributing to these efforts. In 2021, they took another step toward greater environmental sustainability and partnered with Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) to power their headquarters with solar energy from a 5-megawatt (MW) solar array at Middleton Municipal Airport.
The geothermal HVAC system conditions the entire facility without having to ever burn fossil fuels. Due to this specialized construction, there has never been any CO2 emissions from the building since it was built. 100% of the air handling in the building is derived from the unique HVAC system. The heating and cooling are produced from liquid-filled pipes that take on the constant temperature of the earth and then channeled to a variety of heat pumps which utilize the specific temperature to heat or cool as needed.
The combined production from the solar array trackers and the offsite solar panels provides enough clean energy to power approximately 28% of their operations and will offset about 205,000 pounds of carbon dioxide released into the air annually.
Standard Imaging has been Wisconsin Green Tier 1 certified participants since 2009. This tier recognizes companies that strive for superior environmental performance and allows leading organizations to align their environmental management system with business objectives and strategy for continual improvement in their environmental performance. Learn more here.
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