Friday, July 29, 2011

HSP Goes Green

This summer, co-founder of HSP Floyd Kettering and intern Naveed Shah have been researching more enviornmentally-friendly technologies for HSP's facilities.

With HSP's future goal of expanding its warehouse by 5,000 square feet in the back of their heads, Floyd and Naveed decided it was time to power our growing facility with cleaner energy. The installation of a wind turbine will allow us to expand on our primary goal of giving back to our community. It will give us the opportunity to give back to our enviornment.

With our plan for installing a wind turbine laid out in front of us, Naveed has been working on all of the logistics to get the project started. After getting our site evaluated to see how much energy we consume on a day-to-day basis, Naveed will be working with the Carol Stream City Hall to see about construction permits for the wind turbine. In addition to this, Naveed and Floyd are looking into grants from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, which will help HSP with funding for both the installation of the turbine and site evaluation.

These exciting first steps are just the beginning to the project, but the finished product will not only reduce costs and set new priorities, but will hopefully inspire other organizations to take initiative on a matter that is growing in importance every day.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for doing such wonderful work!