The adverse effects of current levels of electricity use on the environment are staggering. Recent statistics from the U.S. DOE’s Energy Information Administration reveal that 2.5 billion tons of pollutants, including sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx), and carbon dioxide (CO2), are emitted every year as a byproduct of electricity generation by utility companies. Over time, it is believed that emissions have waged profound negative effects on the environment, contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer and increased levels of acid rain and cardiac and respiratory ailments.
Each and every energy efficiency project implemented makes great strides toward offsetting these adverse effects and reducing the ecological footprint. By using formulas derived from a 2009 energy savings calculator developed by the EPA and DOE, Southpoint Solutions builds this critical element into our proposals – identifying the green aspect of the project, or the CO2 reduction and air pollution reduction equivalence (in terms of acres of trees planted and cars removed from U.S. roads). This environmental data will help raise awareness of this important (but often overlooked) benefit of an energy efficiency project.
Environmental Stewardship Award (ESA) – at the completion of every Southpoint Solutions project our customer is presented with this award recognizing the environmental achievements of the project.
Mark McDonald (left) accepting the Environmental Stewardship Award given by Jason Lesik (right) with Southpoint Solutions for their energy savings lighting project