This month, BioFit officially joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership. We currently use enough green power annually to meet 100 percent of our electricity use.
Jim Connell, President of BioFit shared: “This is a tremendous honor, and we are proud to be recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to the EPA, we’re saving the equivalent electricity needed to power more than 50 American households yearly. We’re thrilled to further cut our carbon footprint and harvest the wind to provide 100 percent of the power needed to build our seating and other ergonomic solutions. Sustainable environmental management is the future, and green energy is a winning strategy for our environment, company, customers, and global community.”
The Green Power Partnership is a program that helps increase green power use among U.S. organizations to advance the American market for green power and development of those sources as a way to reduce air pollution and other environmental impacts associated with electricity use. In 2020, the Partnership had more than 700 Partners voluntarily using nearly 70 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies, small and medium-sized businesses, local, state, and federal governments, and colleges and universities.
By moving the needle in the voluntary green power market, BioFit and other Green Power Partners are helping to reduce the negative health impacts of air emissions, including those related to ozone, fine particles, acid rain, and regional haze. In addition to transitioning to 100% renewable energy use, BioFit also voluntarily submits the products we manufacture for sustainability testing. Our ergonomic seating is rated LEED®-compliant for use in commercial interiors, and our tables are GREENGUARD® Gold-certified for indoor air quality standards. Additionally, we implement a number of environmentally friendly practices throughout our work processes and operations, including the use of non-toxic powder coating of metal components, extensive recycling and reuse, incorporation of recycled materials into new products, and offering fully assembled, “blanket-wrapped,” non-packaged product shipments to help minimize the use of cardboard and plastic.
Contact us for more information on our sustainability initiatives.