CGS solar project

CGS Announces Major Solar Energy Project at Camden Headquarters

Company’s $4M investment expected to generate 60 percent of the facility’s electricity needs

CGS (Contemporary Graphic Solutions), a global print and packaging specialist offering solutions to the healthcare/life sciences and consumer goods industries, has announced its investment of over $4 million in a major solar energy project at its primary manufacturing facility in Camden. Once installed, the project will provide 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy per year.

The new solar panels will cover the entire facility and will include newly-constructed canopies over 90% of the parking lots. Over 25 years, the system will generate approximately 52.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and is expected to provide at least 60% of the electricity needs at the facility. Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC, an independent solar energy provider with headquarters in Wayne, Pennsylvania, will provide engineering, procurement and construction services, which commenced in October.

“This solar energy project is an exciting one for CGS as it represents a major milestone in our continuous pursuit to reduce our carbon footprint and make positive contributions to the environment,” said Tim Moreton, Chief Executive Officer of CGS. “While we expect to maximize our electricity savings, our driving force in this initiative is to do our part in creating a more sustainable future for our community.”

CGS has a long-standing commitment to sustainability and has made many investments over the years demonstrating this commitment. In 2015, the company purchased its current Camden facility and completed a major renovation which was designed following the New Jersey Green Building Standards and ASHRAE requirements. All recent equipment investments are made with sustainability being a primary factor in the equipment selection. Additionally, CGS is a FSC Certified Supplier, uses vegetable-based inks and has aggressive recycling and water usage reduction programs in place.

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