100% Renewable Wind Energy
Diamond's Greenbox Initiative
In 2007 Diamond Packaging committed to purchase clean, renewable wind energy for 100% of its electrical energy requirements through wind energy marketer and developer Community Energy, becoming one of the first U.S. based folding carton suppliers to do so. The purchase illustrates the company’s continued commitment to the environment and the community.
We hope that you will enjoy learning more about our wind energy purchase and consider making a commitment yourself. Together we can make a difference by cleaning the air we breathe and creating a more sustainable environment for generations to come.
Diamond Packaging purchases approximately 7,690,000 kilowatt hours (kWhs) of renewable energy credits (RECs) annually.
The environmental benefit from this purchase is equal to:
EPA Green Power Leadership Club
Diamond has been awarded membership to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Green Power Leadership Club.
By meeting the Leadership Club purchase requirements, Diamond has joined an elite group of Green Power Partners who are demonstrating exemplary environmental leadership.
This Green-e certificate verifies that wind generated electricity in the amount shown (9671 MWh) was produced and delivered to the electric grids of the United States and further warrants that the Renewable Electricity Attributes to the extent such attributes exist or arise from and for such wind generated electricity have been or will be permanently retired on behalf of: Diamond Packaging.
About Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)
Every time an actual unit of electricity is produced from a wind farm, Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) are created. RECs represent the environmental value of producing energy from sources, such as wind, that will never be depleted and are safe for our environment. Each Renewable Energy Credit is tracked and meets or exceeds standards established by the independent Green-e program.
Diamond Packaging's RECs
It is impossible to direct the flow of electricity from a specific wind farm directly to Diamond Packaging. RECs make it easy for Diamond to reduce its indirect emissions caused by traditional electricity generation by supporting 100% pollution-free wind energy for all of its energy needs.
Wind energy is currently more expensive than traditional forms of energy and RECs help make wind farms economically feasible. The purchase of RECs enables wind power to compete in the energy marketplace. Renewable Energy Credits make up the cost difference between the lower cost of traditional electricity generation, from sources such as coal, oil and natural gas and the higher cost of electricity generated by wind power. By creating demand for more wind power, Diamond helps support the development of new wind farms in the region.
Tell Your Environmental Story
Through On-Product Labeling
Connect with those that share your same values. Tell your story with environmental logos.
Our experienced and talented staff has the skills and expertise you can trust with your brand. They successfully build the bridge between the creative design and the final product, ensuring that the package comes to life in the retail environment.
They will also advise you on the proper implementation of environmental or sustainability-related symbols and artwork, including:
- Recyclable / Recycled logos
- FSC label
- Carton Made with Wind Energy logo
Folding Carton Samples
Contact us for more information on wind energy or to request a free folding carton sample kit. The kit includes examples of different paperboard substrates and capabilities, including specialty UV coatings, cold foiling, foil stamping, embossing, and windowing. All were produced with 100% wind energy and are designed to attract the consumer’s attention when and where it matters most—at the point of sale.