REI Sustainable Operations in 2010
Our two distribution centers diverted over 95% of their waste from going to the landfill by recycling.
Our 11 stores with solar panels generated over 1.1 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.
That's enough energy to power 105 average U.S. homes.
REI used 2.4% less energy in our facilities in 2010 than we did in 2009.
Our electricity usage decreased 3.1% from 2009.
We completed the installation of new ceramic metal halide spotlights in all of our stores. This lowers our energy usage by 4.1 million kilowatt-hours per year—enough to power about 13 average stores.