Label Impressions Expands Its Carbon Neutral Pledge with New Energy System
Building on its reputation as a leader in sustainable, green printing, Label Impressions, a mid-sized label and flexible packaging printer based in Orange, Calif., is expanding its operations, but not its carbon footprint. The company is installing an onsite advanced energy storage system, which will decrease costs by optimizing energy use.
With this new energy system, Label Impressions can pull energy from the grid and store during off-peak times and redistribute this energy during times when utility costs are the highest. This optimization saves Label Impressions utility fees, allowing the company to maintain competitive printing prices.
Working with JLM Energy, Label Impressions will be able to increase its load capacity, which allows it to add much-needed additional equipment without increasing energy costs. "JLM Energy has worked closely with us to analyze our energy needs and design a system that optimizes our energy distribution," said Jeff Salisbury, president and CEO of Label Impressions. "We look forward to building on this core Gridz with renewable energy options. In choosing JLM Energy, Label Impressions is selecting an ongoing partner for our green energy solutions." This is the first step in realizing a master plan, including the potential addition of solar and wind energy generation on-site.
Label Impressions has the distinction of being the first label and packaging printer in the U.S. to become both carbon neutral and FSC-certified and is a leader in sustainable labeling. The company continues to expand its green commitment with the addition of an energy consultant, which is assisting them with ongoing evaluation and innovation. With new package printing equipment installed in 2014, that commitment has gone beyond labeling to the printing and production of flexible packaging.
JLM's Gridz system provides a 30kW advanced energy storage system. The system actively works to reduce demand charges, saving money and keeping customers' costs down. JLM Energy is unique in that it provides a portfolio of energy products that can grow and shift with business needs, all managed with cloud-based software. "There are other energy technology providers available, but only one that manufactures a full line of products, that work together to generate, store and reduce utility demand charges," said Nate Newsom, vice president sales, JLM Energy. "We appreciate Label Impressions' recognition of JLM as an energy partner, supporting their carbon neutral vision."