ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nice-Pak Products, Inc. ("Nice-Pak") and its affiliate company, PDI, today announced plans to install an 855kw solar array on the roof of its headquarters in Orangeburg, New York. Installation began in late August and will take an estimated six weeks to finish. The ballasted roof-mounted system is designed to prevent 1.5 million pounds of C02 from entering the environment per year. It is expected to generate approximately one million kilowatt hours of energy per year and supply 15 percent of the building's total electricity load.
"This solar array demonstrates our commitment to invest in and support sustainable business practices and is an important step towards meeting our goals for energy use and emissions," said Robert Julius, Chairman and CEO of Nice-Pak.
"At PDI, we have the opportunity to not only improve outcomes for patients in healthcare, but also protect our environment and improve our surrounding community," said Zachary Julius, President and CEO of PDI. "We believe in continually finding ways to work smarter, better and more efficiently."
The project is supported through various grants including one from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) under The NY-Sun Competitive PV Program. It will also benefit from the Federal Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Lighthouse Solar, based in New Paltz, NY was chosen to build the array. The Nice-Pak proposal was given the green-light by NYSERDA in February.
Nice-Pak and PDI have achieved other landmarks in their sustainability efforts, including converting two of their manufacturing plants to "zero landfill" in 2010 and 2011. One of those plants is located in Orangeburg. For more information, visit www.nicepakwipes.com.
Nice-Pak, founded in 1957, is the global leader in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of premium quality branded and private label wet wipe products. Headquartered in Orangeburg, NY, Nice-Pak has a track record of introducing innovative products that help to improve people's health and wellness through the consumer, healthcare and professional business channels. Brands for Nice-Pak include Nice 'n Clean, Grime Boss, Sani-Hands and Wet Nap, among others.
PDI's mission is to fight preventable infections and help save lives through a partnership with committed professionals by offering advanced products and comprehensive solutions that meet the highest standards of healthcare. No matter where we work or what we do, each of us is empowered by this higher purpose, knowing what we accomplish together can make all the difference in the world. PDI Healthcare, along with PDI Contract Manufacturing and Sani Professional, are divisions of PDI (an affiliate of Nice-Pak Products, Inc.).
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