Green Power Partnership
|KI Design Center|
|Location||Green Bay, WI|
|Organization Type||Industrial Goods & Srvcs.|
|Annual Green Power Usage (kWh)||124,629|
|Percentage Green Power||31%|
|Partner's Reporting Period||1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013|
|Latest Annual Report Received On||2/7/2014|
|Environmental Web Page|
KI manufactures innovative furniture and wall system solutions for education, healthcare, government, and corporate markets. The employee-owned company is headquartered in Green Bay, WI, and operates sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. KI tailors products and service solutions to the specific needs of each customer through its unique design and manufacturing philosophy.
KI’s Design and Development Center produced 124,629 KWh of solar energy in 2013. The drivers behind the switch to green power were the opportunities to take advantage of grants, reduce the company's carbon footprint, and enhance the city’s environment. The main lesson KI learned was that involving their IT staff from the beginning of the project was very important because connecting the inverter to the web to monitor solar output took a few days to set up. The benefits to the company are the employee and customer awareness of the solar system, lower expenses for fossil-fuel based energy, and the generation of clean, renewable energy to supply the office's electricity needs.