The ADJ Group of Companies has taken a significant step to increase its environmental sustainability by installing a solar power system at its worldwide headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. Taking advantage of LA’s year round sun, the new solar array will provide the majority of the power required by the facility, significantly reducing the company’s carbon footprint.
Designed and installed by California-based renewable energy specialist REP Solar, the new system features 840 solar panels mounted on the roof of the building, with a further 135 panels supported by a carport structure that has been constructed in the facility’s parking lot. In total, the solar array has the capacity to generate 439 KWs of electricity, making for an approximate yearly output of 689,231 kWh. For the majority of the year, this will be enough to power the entire ADJ Group headquarters building. It will offset the production of 923,570 pounds of carbon annually, which is equivalent to 13,785 trees cleansing the air for one year.
Home to the company’s central administration, R&D and marketing departments, US and export sales office, West Coast showroom, as well as a warehouse and distribution hub serving the entire USA, the ADJ Group’s LA headquarters is a substantial facility that requires a large amount of power. A considerable proportion of this requirement is due to the company’s commitment to quality control. Every product shipped from the warehouse is thoroughly checked and tested on a state-of-the-art QC line by skilled technicians. This involves each fixture running for an extended period of time to ensure any potential faults are detected. For a company that can ship thousands of products each week, this makes for a very hefty power bill.
“During the pandemic I took the opportunity to analyze every aspect of our business operations to ensure that we are as efficient as possible and doing all we can to minimize our environmental impact,” comments Toby Velazquez, President of the ADJ Group of Companies. “It soon became clear that switching to a sustainable power source for our LA headquarters was the right decision, both for our company and for the environment. The team at REP Solar put together a customized solution for our building that will provide the majority of our power needs from now on, significantly reducing our carbon footprint. This will also provide a substantial cost saving in the long term, which will contribute to our ongoing commitment of offering the best possible value to our customers. It’s great to be doing our part to protect the environment while also improving our commercial efficiency.”
In addition to feeding into the building’s power system, the new solar power system features two SemaConnect Series 6 car charging stations to help encourage adoption of electric vehicles. The car port structures will also provide much needed shelter for the cars of visitors and employees, further helping to reduce energy usage by keeping vehicles cool and therefore minimizing the need for AC.
The ADJ Group of Companies’ new solar energy system is online now and providing the power needed to run the organization’s LA headquarters. The company is committed to sustainability and preserving the environment and will continue to look for proactive ways it can increase efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
Established in 1985, the ADJ Group operates globally from its US headquarters as well as regional operations in Mexico, Europe and China. The ADJ family of brands include: ADJ Lighting, Elation Professional, Avante Audio, American Audio, Acclaim Lighting, Magmatic Effects, Obsidian Control Systems, Eliminator Lighting, Global Truss America, DuraTruss, Accu-Cable and Accu-Stand.