REI Saves Big with Solar

May 6, 2009

The new energy strategy at Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), the Seattle-based national outdoor retail cooperative, is very straightforward: Conserve first and, wherever possible and whenever economical, produce as much energy on-site with photovoltaics (PV) as possible. It’s a good philosophy to pass on to your clients.

The company enlisted help from a large team: Everyone from facility managers to architects to structural and solar electric design engineers weighed in.

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