For Immediate Release
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Morgan Zenner, Senior Coordinator
Marketing & Public Relations
IWLA Sustainability Council Honors Energy Awareness Month,
Becomes ENERGY STAR Partner
Oct. 21, 2014 (DES PLAINES, Ill.) –October is Energy Awareness Month and the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) Sustainability Council honors the event by joining ENERGY STAR as a partner. The partnership reflects the council’s commitment to promote sustainability and energy performance in the warehouse logistics environment by providing resources and education to IWLA members.
“The IWLA Sustainability Council is a special interest group within the association that focuses on sustainability in the warehouse and transportation. Our goals are to educate members on building long- and short-term sustainability plans, on building a financial case for implementation of these initiatives, and on sharing best practices among experts, partners, and members,” says Jeff Smith, president of Huntington, W.V.-based Allied Logistics and chairman to the IWLA Sustainability Council.
The ENERGY STAR partnership gives IWLA members a credible resource of data and information to guide them through an energy-management program in a commercial and industrial setting.
“The warehouse environment is unlike any other as the goods and services change. The depth of ENERGY STAR’s resource library and the variety of topics covers the full spectrum of challenges and solutions an IWLA member might experience,” Smith says.
The IWLA Sustainability Council is busy this fall:
- the launch of the new website and charter;
- finalization of the IWLA Sustainability Commitment Program, a guiding document on the importance of sustainability to the warehouse logistics industry, what sustainability entails, how to research sustainable options and online resources specific to the industry;
- a breakout presentation by ENERGY STAR is slated during the 2014 IWLA Technology & Operations Solutions for Warehousing Conference, Nov. 12-14, in Chicago, Ill.; and
- a Nov. 20 webinar featuring the Environment Defense Fund on the topic of warehouse energy management tactics and case studies is available for free to IWLA members.
“We are excited to start educating and promoting sustainability as an important part of any third-party warehouse logistics organization’s long-term planning and goals,” says Steve DeHaan, IWLA president & CEO.
To learn more about the IWLA Sustainability Council please visit http://www.iwla.com/councils/iwla-sustainability-council/.
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For more information about the IWLA Sustainability Council please contact Morgan Zenner at mzenner@IWLA.com or call 847.813.4696.
About IWLA: Since 1891, the International Warehouse Logistics Association has been the resource for warehouse logistics, advocacy, and education. For more information, visit www.IWLA.com. IWLA, formerly the American Warehouse Association, serves nearly 500 corporate members representing 3,000 warehousing locations.