Medline yesterday hosted an event to celebrate the completion of the rooftop solar installation atop its state-of-the-art Uxbridge, Massachusetts, distribution facility. Uxbridge officials, Medline employees, and solar developer PowerFlex were present to give remarks and commemorate this notable achievement. This 6.7-MWDC system is the fifth rooftop system Medline has completed at a facility in the U.S.
The 820,000 sq. ft Uxbridge facility distributes medical products and devices across the continuum of care – including hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers, hospice providers, and physician offices. The company has invested more than $34 million in renewable energy since 2016, with solar projects in several states, including California and Florida, and its headquarters in Northfield, Illinois. Medline has continued to expand existing systems with other projects underway at various locations.
“We established our renewable energy portfolio in 2009, when our first geothermal facility was built, and it’s been growing ever since,” said Francesca Olivier, VP of environmental, social and governance at Medline. “We’re committed to helping healthcare run more sustainably — extending beyond our responsibility to provide sustainable products and services to our customers and looking to our own operations to determine how we can best preserve Earth’s natural resources.”
To complete this project, Medline partnered with its long-term solar developer, PowerFlex, a national provider of intelligent onsite renewable energy solutions.
“As a designated Green Community within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Town of Uxbridge is pleased to see that one of our business partners, Medline, is also contributing to this effort by undertaking the roof top solar project,” said Town Manager Steven Sette. “It is our hope that other businesses in Town will follow Medline’s leadership with this project and will also work to reduce our carbon footprint for the future.”
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