Hypertherm is a 2015 winner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious Green Power Leadership Award in recognition of its commitment to using green energy and its support of green power usage in the community at large.
Hypertherm is one of 11 organizations nationwide to receive a Leadership Award in the Green Power Purchase category. In selecting recipients, the EPA evaluates partners who have distinguished themselves through the purchase of green power, defined as zero-emissions electricity generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources. These resources include wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact hydropower. In 2014, Hypertherm fulfilled 100 percent of its domestic energy requirements with the purchase of more than 18 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power or enough to power 2,000 American homes for a year. Past recipients of the award include Herman Miller, Steelcase, and the Trek Bicycle Corporation.
In accepting the award, Hypertherm Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility Jenny Levy said the company was honored to be included among other environmentally conscious organizations. “Hypertherm’s decision to use green power is a reflection of our long-standing commitment to the environment and lean business principles that include improvement of our energy efficiencies,” Levy explained. “We strongly believe supporting clean energy sources is a sound business decision that not only fits with our broader sustainability strategies but benefits the world at large as we all work to collectively address the effects of climate change.”
“EPA is pleased to recognize Hypertherm with a Green Power Purchasing Award for its exceptional commitment to buying green power and reducing carbon pollution associated with its electricity use,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “In doing so, Hypertherm is taking action to address climate change, and we encourage other organizations to do the same.”