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WHERE WE WORK Green initiatives at our headquarters, stores and New Jersey distribution center.


By Sarah Kasbeer

At our distribution center in Secaucus, New Jersey, a 500-kilowatt solar power system stretches across the roof, producing 60% of the warehouse's electricity needs. The amount of energy generated annually is equivalent to taking 36 cars off the road.
In the summer, the solar panels create a shading effect that reduces air conditioning demand. Khaja Khateeb, Director of Distribution, explains that "the entire warehouse seems cooler because the panels shade the roof and absorb heat. Overall, the solar panels have become a win-win addition for everyone."

Installed in June 2011, this solar project was made possible through a power purchase agreement with our landlord, Hartz Mountain, a major real estate developer that has 20 million square feet of flat roofs at its disposal. EILEEN FISHER agreed to buy the energy produced by the solar panels at or below the price for grid power; Hartz Mountain financed the solar panel installation through New Jersey's Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) program.