Constellation NewEnergy Signs Agreement to Supply Goodwill Industries Headquarters with Wind Energy
August 3, 2010
- Network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with affiliates in 13 other countries.
- Provides job training and employment services, job placement opportunities and post-employment support.
- Strengthens communities and families by training people to become independent, tax-paying members of society.
- Over 6.7 million people benefited from Goodwill career services.
- Over 216,000 people placed in jobs.
- $4.89 billion total revenue.
- 82 percent of revenues funded employment programs and support services.
- More than 2,700 stores and an online auction site, www.shopgoodwill.com.
- Over 83 million donors.
Washington, DC. — Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) announced today that its subsidiary, Constellation NewEnergy, Inc., has entered into a two-year green electricity purchase agreement with Goodwill Industries International. Constellation NewEnergy will supply Goodwill Industries International’s headquarter location in Rockville, Md. with renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from wind renewable resources to offset 100-percent of its energy use. The effort is part of an overall initiative for Goodwill Industries International and its independent member agencies to green their buildings and stores to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
LEED encourages and accelerates global adoption of green building and promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
“By using 100-percent wind energy, Goodwill is demonstrating its commitment to its overall Going Green Initative,” said Steve Krotonsksy, chief operating officer for Goodwill Industries International.
Goodwill® is a member of the AOBA Alliance, Inc, one of the largest commercial energy aggregation groups in the United States, for which Constellation NewEnergy serves as energy services provider.
The renewable energy certificates supplied by Constellation NewEnergy are Green-e Energy certified from wind energy facilities. For all of the energy Goodwill Industries International’s headquarters uses, an equivalent amount of energy generated from wind power and represented by RECs will be put into the energy grid. This increases the amount of pollution-free generated electricity and decreases the amount of energy that is generated from fossil fuels.
“Constellation NewEnergy is pleased to support Goodwill’s sustainability goals,” said Michael Smith, senior vice president of green initiatives for Constellation NewEnergy. “Goodwill has extended its mission of enriching communities to include supporting clean, renewable sources of energy.”
Constellation NewEnergy’s Wind RECs are sourced from wind facilities located in the United States. Through the purchase of RECs, Constellation NewEnergy and its customers are supporting the operation and development of facilities that generate renewable energy.