Office buildings in the United States use an average of 253 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity. The associated annual cost of this electricity usage is approximately $26 billion.i Office building managers can reduce electricity costs and greenhouse gas emissions by using renewable energy sources, such as solar power.
Mitchell International is a leading technology and related services vendor in the auto property and casualty claims and workers' compensation insurance sectors.
In early 2016, Mitchell International began partnering with the Green Solutions Platform team to evaluate renewable energy opportunities. As a result, the company is working to install a 394 kW rooftop solar energy project on its San Diego headquarters building. That array is expected to produce 602,000 kWh hours per year, which will offset approximately 20 percent of the company’s energy usage. This project is projected to generate approximately $105,000 in energy cost savings and avoid approximately 290 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.