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Label Impressions Expands Its Carbon Neutral Pledge with New JLM Energy System

May 13, 2015
By Business Wire News

ORANGE, Calif.

Building on its reputation as leader in sustainable, green printing, Label Impressions, a mid-sized label and flexible packaging printer in California is expanding its operations, but not its carbon footprint. Label Impressions is installing an onsite advanced JLM Energy storage system, which will decrease costs by optimizing energy use.

With this new energy system, Label Impressions can pull energy from the grid and store during off-peak times and redistribute this energy during times when utility costs are the highest. This optimization saves Label Impressions utility fees, allowing them to maintain very competitive printing prices.

Working with JLM Energy, Label Impressions will be able to increase their load capacity, which allows them to add much needed additional equipment without increasing energy costs. “JLM Energy has worked closely with us to analyze our energy needs and design a system that optimizes our energy distribution. We look forward to building on this core Gridz with renewable energy options. In choosing JLM Energy, Label Impressions is selecting an ongoing partner for our green energy solutions,” states Jeff Salisbury, Label Impressions President and CEO. This is the first step in realizing a master plan, including the potential addition of solar and wind energy generation on site.

Label Impressions has the distinction of being the first label and packaging printer in the US to become both carbon neutral and FSC certified and is a leader in sustainable labeling. They continue to expand their green commitment with the addition of an energy consultant, which is assisting them with ongoing evaluation and innovation. With new package printing equipment installed in 2014, that commitment has gone beyond labeling to the printing and production of flexible packaging.

JLM’s Gridz system provides a 30kW advanced energy storage system. The system actively works to reduce demand charges, saving money and keeping customers’ costs down. JLM Energy is unique in that it provides a portfolio of energy products that can grow and shift with business needs, all managed with cloud-based software. “There are other energy technology providers available, but only one that manufactures a full line of products, that work together to generate, store and reduce utility demand charges. We appreciate Label Impressions’ recognition of JLM as an energy partner, supporting their carbon neutral vision,” Nate Newsom, VP Sales, JLM Energy.

Despite significant growth, Label Impressions limits its carbon footprint through aggressive ‘lean initiatives’, investments in waste reducing technology and equipment and a continued commitment to reducing and offsetting carbon emissions. “Reduce what you can, offset what you can’t,” Salisbury notes.

Label Impressions’ JLM Gridz installation will:

• Reduce energy expenditures using demand shaving technology

• Utilize TOU pricing for effective charging and discharging of system

• Enable installation of additional equipment up to 200-300 Amps

• Provide ‘real time’ energy monitoring system

About Label Impressions, Inc.

Label Impressions, Inc., a carbon neutral, FSC certified, Green label and flexible packaging printer produces high quality, high value labels, tags and flexible packaging to end users in California and Nationwide. Specialties include folded booklet labels, expanded content labels, IRCs, cold foil label printing, scratch and sniff labels, rotary screen labels and special effects printing of labels and flexible packaging.

To find out more information on high quality green labels, tags or flexible packaging or Label Impressions’ FiberStone® Papers please contact Label Impressions at (714) 634-3466.

About JLM Energy Inc.

JLM offers a portfolio of energy technology products designed to be managed on a single cloud-based software platform. JLM Energy has residential, commercial, and industrial advanced energy storage systems capable of demand shaving, PV shouldering, net metering, and power outage backup. JLM’s proprietary software, Measurz, provides real-time energy management and reporting.

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