Opportunity

1.18 megawatt
solar power system

40%
electricity needs

971 tons
of CO2 offset annually

US Foods, one of the largest broadline foodservice distributors of national, private label and signature brand items in the United States, was looking for an opportunity to invest in a clean technology with a strong return, while more efficiently serving customers and continuing environmental stewardship.

Solution

A customized roof and carport solar power system, seamlessly installed with no interruption to daily operations, allowed US Foods to showcase its commitment to sustainability while reducing costs. By going solar, US Foods demonstrates to their customers that any goods purchased are coming from a sustainable, conscious company.

Result

By converting the rooftop and carport of US Foods’ distribution center in solar power genearators, they are lowering their operating costs and showing their customers that US Foods is a leader in sustainability.

“The solar installation is a great opportunity for us to show our customers that they are buying goods from a truly sustainable company.”Michael Cala
Director of Marketing, US Foods

Solar Power Generation

The solar rooftop and solar carport systems produce over 1.3 million kilowatt hours (kWh) yearly, equivalent to powering 123 average American homes annually and providing energy during peak hours of the day, when electricity loads and prices are at their highest.

Benefit

  • Reduces and stabilizes energy costs
  • Added up to 70 green jobs during construction
  • Offsets 971 tons of carbon dioxide annually
  • Equivalent to removing 183 cars from our congested roads yearly