Printing giant Ricoh spends a night in darkness

To mark world environment day next week, printing giant Ricoh unveiled plans to switch off all of its billboards for one whole night
By: EUM Consultants
FORT PARKWAY, U.K. - May 31, 2013 - PRLog --

 To mark world environment day next week, printing giant Ricoh unveiled plans to switch off all of its billboards for one whole night.

  The idea is that by making this move, Ricoh’s 107,000 employees will be encouraged to take part in Ricoh’s Eco Action Week, to improve the company’s energy efficiency, and hopefully, take this environmental impact home too. “It’s a great idea, if you encourage your company to go green at work, and set real initiatives, realistically they will take it home too, meaning an all-round greener world” says Mark McAlear, managing director  of EUM Consultants.

The Annual Eco Week 2013 will focus on getting employees to save energy at home and at work, and included in the initiative, Ricoh will also be turning off all of its billboards, logos signboards, and night  lighting at all the companies and buildings around the world on the night of the 5th June. “Being in the energy efficiency industry, we take energy efficiency very seriously, and it really is great seeing companies the size of Ricoh, and the amount of employees they have really getting involved and making a change” says Alex Tsimboykas, sales director of EUM Consultants.

Ricoh will be leaving its three giant billboards in London, Sydney and Ney York running. Why? They are powered by 100 per cent renewable energy. “This is just another way that Ricoh are really making an environmental impact, to have 3 giant billboards in some of the largest cities in the world, all powered by renewable energy, that really does make a bold statement” says Mark McAlear, managing director of EUM Consultants. As an example, the billboard in London is 36 meter-square in size, it has been disconnected from the grid to prove that the energy is 100 per cent renewable. It uses almost 100 solar panels as well as 5 micro wind turbines to power the board’s lighting.

The average combined power generation of the three sites has been calculated at about 150,000 wh per day.”It really is incredible how much energy can be saved, and created by using renewable energy technologies” says Mark McAlear, managing director if EUM Consultants.

 It seems no matter what industry, the size of the company, or the amount of employees, everyone is getting involved in renewables.
Source:EUM Consultants
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