Early in 2013, Qualtek Manufacturing signed a contract with Colorado Springs Utilities to purchase renewable wind power for its manufacturing facility. Although the decision increased Qualtek’s utility expense, it reduced the company’s carbon footprint by almost 16%. And Qualtek was pleased to support this emerging industry.
In March, Qualtek learned that additional wind power “blocks” may be available and we were able to more than double the Megawatts of wind power to 875 Megawatts for the year. The additional capacity will help us offset nearly 1/3 of carbon emissions associated with our manufacturing facility. Qualtek’s office building is powered 100% by a 30kw solar array installed in December of 2011.