Naturepedic and Electricity: How an REC Works

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Naturepedic and Electricity: How an REC Works

Native Energy

Because Naturepedic’s products are largely built by hand rather than machine, we use a relatively small amount of electricity. Nonetheless, like most businesses we have lights, computers, printers, and of course coffee makers -- the usual office things. Additionally, our factory uses electricity for stitching and serging machines, powering our compressor (which in turn powers pneumatic hand tools), and even for charging our fork lift. We focus on efficiency and use less electricity than an average company, but we still use it.

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, for 100% of electricity use at Naturepedic we purchase Renewable Energy Credits, or RECs. Our RECs come from NativeEnergy, certified by Green-e, the leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions in the retail market. The majority of NativeEnergy’s RECs come from windpower.

But what is an REC? In essence, it’s a certificate for power that is generated from renewable energy.

Watch the short video developed by Green-e to learn how an REC works.

EPA Green Power PartnerNote: Because of our responsible energy policies, Naturepedic has been recognized as an EPA Green Power Partner. The voluntary program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency encourages companies to use green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use.

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Naturepedic and Electricity: How an REC Works

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