Solar and Carbon Neutral Details
You can view the largest solar array of any privately held firm in Maine from the turnpike, as you approach Geiger. In the winter when the hours of sunlight are short we buy electricity through Central Maine Power. In summer when we have enough to support our company, we send it back to CMP.
The solar panels will eliminate about 320,000 pounds of carbon pollution from fossil fuel power plants every year. At a cost of $550,000 with a 13-year payback time, you know Geiger commits itself to the environment.
What offsets the carbon neutral packages? UPS calculates the carbon emissions for shipments, then purchases offset projects that equal that amount. These projects may include reforestation, renewable energy, and more.
Electricity - Our Solar Panels
We built a 696-panel solar system at our corporate offices in Maine and are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified at the Gold level. We derive 100% of our power from the panels.
Carbon Neutral Shipping
Every UPS shipment from either our suppliers or to our customers is fully offset. We are one of the top 10 neutral shippers in the U.S. to have this contractual relationship with UPS. We have purchased these offsets for over 5 years!
Geiger gives back to the communities where we live, work, and do business. Local offices and associates work tirelessly to raise money for local and national charities, volunteer at organizations and get involved.
Turning Copies Into Trees
Because of our relationship with a printing firm, a tree is planted whenever we use a certain amount of paper from these machines.
We recycle cardboard and quality paper at our corporate offices. We continue to grow an account that helps areas schools by cashing in returnable bottles/cans.
Work at Home Program
Geiger employs associates across the nation, allowing them to work out of their home office to save miles - saving an estimated 20,000+ gallons of gasoline annually.
Corporate Renovation in 2017/8
Geiger's new solar power investment is part of the company's $12.5 million renovation to make the building brighter, more pleasant and energy efficient. The new offices include more natural light through windows and skylights and a large open-concept work spaces that minimize noise distractions. LED lights made a difference as well with more light and use less electricity. The company also installed new energy-efficient walls and ceilings, and a new natural gas heating system that's rated as 96 percent efficient.