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Partnership Will Further Team’s Green Objectives While Reducing Operating Costs
[ St Louis, MO ] October 25, 2013:
The St. Louis Rams are greening their operations, from recycling and waste reduction, to energy efficiency and the use of recycled materials. As part of these
efforts, the Rams have partnered with St. Louis based Microgrid Solar to further their efforts around clean energy.
As the official Clean Energy Partner for the Rams, Microgrid will be handling an “Energy Makeover” that will include a series of projects aimed to reducing energy costs, while contributing to the Rams Green Initiative.
Rams Senior Manager of Marketing & Advertising, Lisa Boaz, said, “For the Rams, pursuing these opportunities fits with our green efforts, but it is also a smart operations decision that saves the organization on energy costs.” The clean energy improvements will begin with a solar installation, with a combined 25 kW output, at Rams Park that will include both a rooftop Solar PV array, as well as a solar sculpture, which will be installed in November.
“We are particularly excited about the Solar Sculpture, as it will be a first for St. Louis,” said Microgrid’s Founder & CEO, Rick Hunter. Additionally, an energy audit will be performed which will yield recommendations for additional facility upgrades to be pursued that will have additional impact on energy usage. An educational display will be created and housed inside Rams Park that will highlight the many green efforts of the Rams organization. Finally, outreach efforts for both staff and fans will be implemented, including planned “SolarU” presentations by Microgrid at Rams Park. Said Boaz, “The goal with our green efforts has always been to not only do the right thing, but to help our fans learn from what we are doing, and then we can really have an impact.”
Fans that have an interest in seeing the solar installations first hand at Rams Park should watch for more information by Rams emails and web content (link below).
“The St. Louis Rams have really demonstrated leadership amongst NFL teams in the area of Sustainability, and this next step helps keep that leadership position strong,” said Hunter.
For more information on the Rams’ green efforts, visit http://www.stlouisrams.com/community/go-green/go-green.html.
About the St. Louis Rams
A member of the National Football League, the St. Louis Rams moved to St. Louis in 1995 and delivered a World Championship and two NFC Championships to the Gateway City. Now under the
guidance of Head Coach Jeff Fisher, General Manager Les Snead and Executive Vice President of Football Operations/Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff, the Rams are poised to return winning
football to the St. Louis community. As a professional sports team, the Rams also recognize their unique ability to help raise both awareness and money for issues and causes relevant to their fans
and fellow citizens. The organization is committed to being a valuable civic partner and benefiting the bi-state region 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.stlouisrams.com.
About Microgrid Solar
Microgrid Solar is a leading Midwest solar installer, based in St. Louis, MO, offering turnkey solar services for both commercial and residential clients. Microgrid has installed over 400 solar projects in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Business Journal named Microgrid to the Who’s Who in Energy in 2012 and the Heroes of the Planet in 2011.