Harris LithoGraphics Joins Green-e Marketplace with 100% Renewable Energy Use

Landover, MD–based printer powers its entire operation with certified wind energy
Dec 20, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, C.A., December 20, 2012 /3BL Media - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that Harris LithoGraphics, a full-service printing company in Landover, MD, has joined Green-e® Marketplace after purchasing enough certified renewable energy certificates from U.S.–based wind energy through Clean Currents, to meet 100 percent of the total annual electricity needs for the printer's entire U.S. operations. By participating in Green-e Marketplace, Harris LithoGraphics  can now display the Green-e logo to inform its customers of its commitment to clean, renewable energy.

"Harris Lithographics is doing their part to reduce the environmental impact of their headquarters and equipment by using 100% domestic wind power," said Orrin Cook, manager of Green-e Marketplace. "Their customers can feel good that they’ve chosen a printer that has taken important steps to be more green across their operations.”

Harris LithoGraphics’ sustainability efforts extend beyond their renewable energy purchase. The company uses only vegetable based inks instead of petroleum based products, and their print runs are tightly scheduled, which reduces the amount of ink used. Harris was also the first printer in the U.S. to receive chain-of-custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council for its operations in 2003.

“As a sustainable printing company, Harris LithoGraphics is proud to be a part of the growing realization that our world and its resources have to be respected and nurtured,” said Quinn Harris, VP and Sales Manager at Harris Litho. “Our clients benefit from having their printed products displayed with not only the Green-e logo, but also the FSC-certified and vegetable-based symbols showing the world that they are doing their part also. We thank Green-e for working with us in this endeavor.”

By offering its customers printing and paper that has been sourced from renewable energy, Harris LithoGraphics  can use the Green-e logo on printed materials through the Green-e re:print program. This program promotes renewable electricity in the print supply chain by granting use of the Green-e logo to organizations that source both their paper and printing through Green-e Marketplace Certified printers and paper lines.

Harris LithoGraphics joins a growing list of companies and organizations taking real action to reduce the impact of their energy use. Electricity generated from renewable sources results in less environmental waste and pollution and displaces other non-renewable sources from the electric grid. Harris LithoGraphics' purchase of electricity created from nearly emissions-free renewable sources avoids carbon dioxide and other pollutants and serves to build the market for renewable energy nationwide, increasing incentives for developing new facilities. Currently, renewable energy accounts for less than ten percent of total electricity generation nationwide.

Renewable energy certificates purchased by Harris LithoGraphics  are certified by Green-e Energy, the leading renewable energy certification program in the nation. Green-e Energy provides independent, third-party certification to ensure renewable energy products meet strict environmental and consumer protection standards, including being sourced from verified, new facilities; not being double-counted towards any state's renewable energy goal; and being retired on behalf of the purchaser. Every Green-e Marketplace participant undergoes annual verification and audits to document that it has purchased enough certified renewable energy to meet its annual commitment.

About Harris LithoGraphics
Harris LithoGraphics is your source for an entire line of services using technology and creativity to address your most critical projects. We specialize in rapid project schedules and on-demand production. Let us design, coordinate, print, and distribute your organization's next project! With our team of dedicated professionals, we offer nothing but the best in customer service, quality control and cutting-edge technology—leaving you confident that your projects are handled efficiently and in a timely fashion. Revolutionize the way your organization manages its printed pieces and corporate image by connecting with Harris LithoGraphics at www.harrislitho.com.

About Green-e Marketplace and Center for Resource Solutions
Green-e Marketplace provides forward-thinking organizations with a simple, nationally recognized logo they can use to communicate their commitment to renewable energy to their customers and shareholders. The Green-e logo is the nation's leading symbol of renewable energy excellence and distinguishes Green-e Marketplace participants as environmental leaders. Green-e is a program of Center for Resource Solutions, a nonprofit that creates policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy. To learn more, visit Center for Resource Solutions and Green-e Marketplace.

Jeff Swenerton
Center for Resource Solutions
+1 (415) 561-2119
Greg Mahoney
Harris LithoGraphics
+1 (301) 322-1178ext. 31