Advanced Energy receives Fort Collins' highest ClimateWise award

Monday April 29, 2019 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, Advanced Energy, ClimateWise, Wade Troxell, JD Johnson

FORT COLLINS -- Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) – a leader in highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions – was awarded a Platinum level award from ClimateWise, a voluntary climate change action program in Fort Collins that offers simple solutions to help businesses reduce their environmental impact, save money and gain recognition for their conservation achievements.advanced-energy-logo

Advanced Energy received ClimateWise’ highest award for the second consecutive year at Envirovation, a ClimateWise recognition event held April 25 at the Drake Centre in Fort Collins.

The ClimateWise program offers five primary “badges” -- Energy, Water, Waste, Transportation and Social Responsibility -- and one specialty badge that can be earned by companies helping the city of Fort Collins achieve its environmental goals.

Each badge embraces a combination of best management practices, actions, projects, innovative ideas, challenges and educational events. Every year, businesses are awarded a level based on the total points achieved across all the badges.

“As the mayor of the city of Fort Collins, I’d like to thank Advanced Energy for their longtime participation and contributions to the ClimateWise program and the Fort Collins community,” said Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell.

“Since 2001, their staff has played a critical role in supporting the city’s Climate Action Plan goals by serving on the program’s Advisory Committee and in turn influencing the overall direction of this longtime sustainability program.

“By setting annual operational goals to reduce their facility and staff member’s environmental impact, they’ve helped create a forward-thinking standard for others to follow. Advanced Energy is a leading energy technology company that helps our climate economy objectives as well.”

“As one of 190 participating businesses and organizations, we are proud of our collaborative efforts to support the city of Fort Collins’ Climate Action Plan and to be a good corporate citizen of our hometown,” said JD Johnson, environmental compliance manager at Advanced Energy.

“Our programs not only reduced our environmental impact as a company, but also created sustainable ideas to help our customers and improve our community.”

Among its 2018 ClimateWise highlights, Advanced Energy diverted 77 percent of its waste to recycling. Profits from recycling cover landfill charges and fund programs that build employee awareness and good habits in recycling and conservation both at work and home.