NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Retailer UNIQLO unveils its first solar panel roof in the United States with luminanceBrookfield Renewable’s North American decarbonization-as-a-service business. The 3.4 megawatt distributed generation solar project at UNIQLO’s new distribution facility in Phillipsburg, Warren County was developed and is owned and operated by Luminace.
The project is an important step in a climate strategy for UNIQLO and its parent company, Fast Retailing. Among the recently announced 2030 goals and action plan, Fast Retailing is meeting the Paris Agreement’s climate change goals and committing to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The project is expected to provide enough clean energy to avoid the release of approximately 2,400 metric tons of carbon. of carbon dioxide per year, which is equivalent to the energy consumption of approximately 450 homes per year.*
“My administration’s efforts to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050 would not be possible without the cooperation of our state’s businesses,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. “I thank UNIQLO and Luminace for working together to install these solar panels on the roof of their nearly one million square foot facility in our own Phillipsburg, New Jersey. These actions will bring us closer to a greener economy. and will create a stronger, safer and healthier environment for all New Jerseyans.
“UNIQLO aims to improve the daily lives of people around the world through our garments called LifeWear,” said Daisuke Tsukagoshi, CEO of UNIQLO USA. “We are proud of this milestone which extends our mission beyond apparel, helping to make our operations better for the planet. We are honored to partner with Luminace, a pioneer in the renewable energy industry, on this state-of-the-art project, which will increase the global renewable energy footprint from New Jersey.
“Luminace is thrilled to support UNIQLO’s commitment to renewable energy and its goal of carbon neutrality,” said Valerie Hannah, CEO of Luminace. “This project demonstrates Luminace’s exceptional turnkey decarbonization solutions, providing accessible, reliable and renewable energy at no upfront cost to our customers.
In addition to leveraging renewable energy, such as solar, for electricity, Fast Retailing and UNIQLO’s 2030 goals also include a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by its own operations (such as stores and offices) and a 20% reduction in GHG emissions from its supply chain. The company is committed to carbon neutrality by 2050.
*Avoided emissions calculations are based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates
Luminace is a leading fully integrated decarbonization-as-a-service provider in North America, championing accessible, reliable, and renewable energy infrastructure to enable a zero-emissions future. Luminace has an operational and development portfolio of more than 4,000 megawatts of distributed energy resources, serving hundreds of customers in the education, commercial, industrial, utility and municipal sectors in the United States and in Canada. Luminace offers a full suite of decarbonization solutions, including solar, energy storage, EV solutions, and energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits, as well as grid resilience options, all no upfront costs. For more information, please visit: www.luminace.com.
Luminace is a Brookfield Renewable business. Brookfield Renewable operates one of the largest publicly traded pure-play renewable energy platforms in the world.
Clothing stemming from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the times and for the times, LifeWear is crafted with such modern elegance that it becomes the cornerstone of everyone’s style. A perfect shirt that is always made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric, designed to be affordable and accessible to everyone. LifeWear is a garment that never stops innovating, bringing more warmth, lighter weight, better design and better comfort to people’s lives.
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing group, the others being GU, Theory, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam, J Brand and Helmut Lang. With worldwide sales of approximately 2.13 trillion yen for fiscal year 2021 ending August 31, 2021 (US$19.4 billion, calculated in yen using the end-August 2021 rate of $1=109, 9 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the largest clothing retailers in the world. companies, and UNIQLO is the leading specialty retailer in Japan.
UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to cement its status as a global brand. Today, the company has more than 2,300 stores in 25 markets, including Japan. Alphabetically, other markets are Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UKUS and Vietnam. In addition, UNIQLO established a social enterprise in Bangladesh with Grameen Bank in 2010, and today there are more than 15 Grameen-UNIQLO stores, mainly located in Dhaka.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and changing the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating quality apparel with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. . For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.
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