Since we manufacture GREEN bedding using only renewable and sustainable materials, it made good sense for us to come full-circle and install our own green energy system. Our goal was to design and install a 100% on-site renewable energy system, and we’re proud to say “mission accomplished.”
We are now what’s called a "Net Zero Energy Building", and there aren't too many commercial buildings that can make that claim.
In fact, to our knowledge we're the only green organic bedding manufacturer who has made the commitment to make our products with 100% on-site green energy.
First we made sure we were highly energy-efficient with appliances, lighting and Geo-Thermal HVAC, R-25+ Insulation and Reflective Foil in our ceilings and walls. Next we designed a system that uses both solar and wind to generate power that would meet and exceed our energy needs. The system was completed in early 2011, and we've been using ZERO kWh ever since.
The "Net-Zero Energy" Project:
Design a 100% on-site green energy system to manufacturer our green bedding.
Our system produces 89,400 kWh annually (89,400,000 Watt Hours). Of that we use approximately 84,000 kWh per year. We've opted for net-metering which means the excess energy we generate goes back to the power company.
The green power generated by CozyPure® prevents an estimated 148,503 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.
Total 146 Solar Panels - 34.4 kW = 84,000 kWh Annually
Total 2 Wind Turbines - 3.6 kW system = 5,400 kWh Annually
Total On-Site Clean Energy - 38 kW system = 89,400 kWh Annually
We think our system is much more attractive than ugly power lines!
Blue sky. Blue water. Blue solar panels.
"Renewable energy can be very aesthetically pleasing... and we're here to proof it.
Most people walking by don't even realize the awning is an array of solar panels designed to capture 3.6 Kilowatts of electricity."
Our commitment to the environment and sustainability means best quality,
higher value products made in ways that preserve our natural resources
while also reducing our production waste and energy consumption.
Our heating and air is provided by utilizing Geo-Thermal which uses up to 70% less energy
than conventional HVAC systems. The constant temperature of the earth is the starting point so
there are no real extremes in reaching the ideal temperature whether it's to heat or cool the space.
Cheryl is no beginner when it comes to green living. In 1991 she and her husband opened Tomorrow's World,
one of the first green stores in America. Back then Tomorrow's World offered a full selection of various
energy efficient appliances and technologies, including renewable energy systems.
"When my husband left the business in 2000, I knew I wanted to specialize in what I had experience in...
which was manufacturing soft goods made from natural materials." says Cheryl Hahn. "I'm really excited to
generate our very own 100% green clean energy to make our clean green bedding. It's full-circle."
CozyPure® is the only organic and green bedding manufacturer in America to utilize a trio-system of
Wind, Solar and Geothermal on-site to produce 100% of the power for our factory, offices, warehouse and retail store.
All of our CozyPure® organic bedding and mattresses are handcrafted one at a time in Norfolk, Virginia using only the finest natural, renewable, sustainable materials available.
With our rich history of environmental conservation and awareness, we are proud that we also decided to invest in our future by installing clean energy. Our on-site renewable energy system now powers 100% our daily operations.
We love that the sewing machines used to make our organic cotton "green" blankets are powered by clean "green" energy. That our bright lights illuminate our work spaces without any help from carbon-intensive fuels. The computers we use are powered as naturally as the majestic Chesapeake Bay across the street from our building.
Even our supply-chain is impressive... 70% of our raw materials come from producers who also use solar energy. And our box supplier uses 100% post-consumer recycled content saving 50,000 trees every day and diverting 9,900 cubic yards of waste out of landfills daily.
Our electric is grid-connected with Net-Metering, which basically means we recycle our energy by putting our excess unused electricity back into the power grid for others to use, otherwise it would be wasted.
We don't just talk... we walk the talk.
The CozyPure® green energy system prevents an estimated 148,503 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.
Greenhouse gas emissions from 13.2 passenger vehicles each year.
(equivalent to one of the following based on the Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator found on EPA’s Clean Energy web site):
CO2 emissions from 7,552 gallons of gasoline consumed.
CO2 emissions from 157 barrels of oil consumed.
CO2 emissions from 2,807 propane cylinders used for home barbeques.
CO2 emissions from the electricity use of 8.4 average American homes for one year.