Green Power Partnership
|Location||Canoga Park, CA|
|Organization Type||Food & Beverage|
|Percentage Green Power||100.9%|
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Earth Island® is the manufacturing company founded to produce Follow Your Heart's® unique line of vegetarian and natural foods and, for over thirty years, has been committed to demonstrating ethical and social leadership, while adhering to the environmental responsibilities of operating a business. In keeping with our mission and values, every effort was made to maximize conservation of natural resources into the design of our facility -- including skylights, recycled carpeting, tankless hot water, energy efficient lighting systems, and environmentally friendly refrigeration. The crowning achievement of this focus however, is our solar panel array, or photovoltaic system, on the building's roof. The rooftop solar energy system is comprised of 756 solar panels, each capable of generating 150 watts, for a total of 113 kW (kilowatts). In addition to shading the building from the scorching Chatsworth sun - and further reducing the need for cooling - the system is designed to supply 100 percent of our electrical energy needs. Earth Island is one of the first fully solar powered food plant in the United States. Today, Earth Island generates enough solar energy to fully power its facility, as well as sell energy back to the city.