Piedmont Electric is the first Green Plus organization to become re-certified in the Green Plus program within the Institute for Sustainable Development. The Institute for Sustainable Development is a non-profit program founded in the North Carolina Research Triangle in 2007 by a unique partnership of academic, business and philanthropic leaders. Early partners included Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Greater Durham Chambers of Commerce, and the Fenwick Foundation.
“Sustainability is important to Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation because of the important role sustainability plays in our goal to empower our 30,000 plus members on making wise energy decisions including the important role that renewable energy plays in our ever increasing appetite for energy. The Green Plus program has provided us with an important tool that reports the initiatives and programs we implement concerning energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable resources both with our members, community and employees” says R. G. Brecheisen, PEMC’s President & CEO.
Piedmont Electric originally earned Certification in the Green Plus program in 2010. The Green Plus Certification lasts for two years, and when the certification was set to expire at the beginning of 2012, Piedmont Electric was proactive in ensuring it would continue to be a leader among Green Plus businesses and retain its Certified status. To see the complete news release on the Green Plus website click here.