Our fulfillment center in Gap, Pennsylvania, opened in June 2015 and has one of the largest single rooftop installations in the U.S. It has 13,464 modules spanning across a 22 acre roof, and is capable of exporting 1.0MW of A/C power. The net effect is just over 22 million kilo-watts per hour (KPH) of saved electrical consumption each year, which is approximately equivalent to running a 60W bulb for eight hours a day for 126,000 years! And, impressively, this solar panel saves 965 tons of CO2, 108,956 gallons of gas and 24,212 trees per year.
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Installed at our corporate campus in 2012, our Bloom Box Energy system consists of stacked fuel cells that convert chemical energy from natural gas and water into electricity. When installed, it was our largest green initiative ever and its impact has been equally as impressive. As of August 2019, the Lifetime Energy Generated by these Fule Cells was 27,497 MWh. Which translates to: 8,763,518 pounds of coal not burned, 2,373 cars removed for one year, or 291,280 Trees grown for 10 years.
Each of our brands has begun to implement a LED lighting strategy in stores. As they are built, all new Free People stores will have LED lighting - the first of these stores is located in Denver, CO, at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Anthropologie will implement a LED lighting strategy in their large-format store expansions when business conditions permit.
We recognize the repercussion our modes of transportation have on the environment and believe we can be positive and powerful agents of change if we pursue sustainable efforts in this sector as business permits. Our transportation teams have partnered with providers that have been qualified by "The Smartway Program" sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which helps improve fuel efficiency and reduce transportation related emissions such as greenhouse gases.