Today the Girlstart staff had the rare opportunity to tour the rooftop of the Round Rock IKEA, where they recently installed 6,664 solar panels. The solar panels will offset the store's energy consumption by about 50%.
Michelle Roebuck, Marketing and PR Specialist at IKEA and Girlstart Board Member, says "IKEA believes that improving sustainability is a never-ending job. We are always looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment. Whether it’s in recycling our cardboard and waste in the store or encouraging our customers to recycle their compact fluorescent bulbs, we are committed to a cleaner, more sustainable life. Solar energy will be a great investment for our store in terms of monetary savings, but the bottom line for IKEA is that it is the right thing to do.”
With solar panels installed at three stores across Texas, IKEA is now the largest private solar operator in the State of Texas. Stores include Round Rock, Dallas and Houston.
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