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D&H to Celebrate Earth Day with “Green” Products, and 60K+Square-Foot Solar Farm

D&H Distributing said today that in honor of Earthy Day next week, its “Go Green” ecological programs and policies are still reaping results, including new internal projects that aid in conservation.  The company has sold nearly ten million units of green-certified products per year, aggregated across the three years that D&H has been tallying numbers for these products, amounting to 28,449,298 green items sold since 2010.  The distributor’s inventory of merchandise that qualifies as “green” has also increased steadily over the years.

D&H recently completed an installation of 62,729 square feet of solar panels adjacent to its corporate location in Harrisburg, PA.  The Solar Farm encompasses 3,542 US-made panels generating 245 watts of energy a piece, which is projected to save up to 44 % annually on D&H’s energy expenditures at that location.

In addition, the distributor’s  IT department is in the process of virtualizing its infrastructure, consolidating 60 virtual servers to run on only 20 systems.  The company’s use of IBM Blade Centers further reduces cooling and energy costs.

According to a press release issued by D&H this morning, the distributor has a roster of existing conservative equipment and policies in place, such as:

·    On-site and off-site recycling of paper, plastic, cardboard and wood materials.
·    The “Engaged Recycling” equipment disposal program for resellers.
·    Motion sensors in all restrooms and storage rooms.
·    Logistical software that calculates and assigns the smallest potential packaging for each shipment.
·    Upgraded industrial batteries with automatic shut-offs.
·    Use of recycled packing materials.
·    Energy-efficient T5 lighting in both warehouse and corporate areas, which is 50% more efficient than traditional lighting.

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Friday, 20 July 2018