A. Duie Pyle warehouse running on solar energy

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A. Duie Pyle says it is minimizing its impact on the environment as the company’s largest warehouse facility churns out solar energy at full capacity. Pyle says the megawatt solar installation already is producing the desired results for the company’s 570,000-square-foot warehousing and distribution facility.

Now running at full capacity, the solar energy produced is supplying 100 percent of the electricity needs for the building. The installation, managed by MainLine Solar of West Chester, Pa., involved a roof mount of 4,464 flat panel modules which covers about 50 percent of the facility’s rooftop.

This latest large-scale solar installation is not the only initiative in place at Pyle to advance its environmental sustainability long-term. Environmental measures are in motion throughout the company, including fuel-efficient equipment and engine idling controls, recycling and waste reduction of motor oil and tires, energy efficient lighting and organizational changes that range from the use of sustainable cleaning products to printing and copying practices that default to two-sided printing.

“Our plan for sustainability is to achieve social, environmental and economic performance – that’s a triple bottom line,” says Peter Latta, owner and chairman of West Chester-based A. Duie Pyle.