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Osprey Packs, Inc., an independent pack company located in the high desert and mountains of Southwestern Colorado, is proud to have achieved 100-percent renewable energy efficiency at its headquarters a full two years ahead of schedule.
â€œWe just bumped our headquarters energy use up to 100-percent green energy blocks with Empire Electric,â€ said Gareth Martins, director of Marketing for Osprey. â€œEmpire Electric sources the power we use from existing renewable sources like wind and small hydro.â€
Osprey expanded their office headquarters in Cortez, Colo. in 2007 with environmental performance playing a major role. Some of the notable features of their energy-efficient headquarters include innovations from waterless urinals in men’s rooms to recycled carpets; they even have ceiling tiles and insulation constructed of recycled blue jeans. Also used in the expansion were energy-saving, rotating skylights, reducing electricity usage in half.
The project is part and parcel with Osprey’s most recent achievement of reducing energy use and meeting 100 percent of their energy needs with renewable sources two years earlier than originally planned. Last year, the company fulfilled 70 percent of its energy needs with alternative energies such as wind, biomass conversion and small hydro.
Osprey Packs’ environmental and social responsibility practices run deep into the company’s culture and, in addition to being a leader in making high-quality backcountry, urban and travel packs, serve as a foremost defining characteristic of the brand. Osprey’s approach to environmental integrity is multi-faceted and includes many other elements, from sustainable travel initiatives to their ReSource series of recycled packs.
Please read more about their corporate social responsibility efforts on the web at: http://ospreypacks.com/OspreyLifestyle/Sustainability/.
About Osprey Packs
From its humble beginnings building custom backpacks and sleeping bags in Santa Cruz California, to its current recognition as an industry leader, Osprey has always flown its own course. Their mission is to create innovative high performance gear that reflects a love of adventure and a devotion to the outdoors and the environment. Osprey defines success when it meets the demanding expectation of its most discerning customers. Based in Cortez, Colorado, Osprey has over thirty-five years of pack-making experience.