DH Distributing’s Green Endeavors Continue as it Implements Projects Such as a Solar Panel Field and a Think Green Page on dandh.com
As Earth Day 2014 approaches, leading North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor DH Distributing announced it has sold more than 39 million green-certified products since the official launch of its “Go Green” program in 2010, designed to encourage the use of more environmentally conservative solutions.
DH maintains a “green” search filter tool on dandh.com that helps resellers identify green-certified products, making it easier for them to assemble ecologically favorable solutions. The web site also includes a “Think Green” link on the lower left-hand menu which provides information on featured green offerings from DH vendor partners, plus facts about the distributor’s current efforts.
The endeavor continues, as DH is in the process of implementing a 62,729 square-foot field of American-made, polyvinyl solar panels which supply a percentage of energy for its corporate office in Harrisburg, PA. The panels are estimated to reduce traditional energy consumption at the headquarters by more than 40% annually. In addition, DH maintains reserved parking spaces with solar outlets, to encourage the use of hybrid or electric cars among its employees.
The original program was meant to raise awareness in the IT channel, and involved significant internal practices and installations to reduce DH’s ecological footprint as an organization. This included motion-activated controls for lighting and motorized equipment; energy-efficient T5 light fixtures; in-house and off-site recycling programs for wood pallets, aluminum, plastic and cardboard; the use of virtual and blade servers to reduce energy and heating requirements; and shipping/packaging procedures that minimize container size, alleviate the use of petroleum-based products, consume less power, and reduce waste.
“Whatever item a reseller is looking for, it can be found in an ecologically-friendly design, from desktop PCs to messenger bags to cables,” said Jeff Davis, senior vice president of sales at DH Distributing and one of the founders of the DH Go Green program. “We want to help customers easily locate these products so they can proliferate more environmentally responsible architectures throughout the business community. As a company, we’ve taken that a step further by establishing green processes at our locations across the country, and in Canada. We’re proud that our resellers have taken the effort to heart as well, and the overall campaign has led to a great amount of green-certified merchandise being used in the field.”
About DH Distributing
As the nation’s leading technology distributor, DH provides a wealth of resources to empower solution providers and consultants, delivering a broad selection of SMB categories, products and applications. The company’s offerings span server and infrastructure, SOHO and mobile applications, consumer electronics and gaming. DH’s multimarket expertise, account-dedicated sales teams, sterling service and flexible financing options are unmatched in the industry.
With an impressive 96-year history serving as a trusted advisor to the reseller channel, DH has been able to consistently reinvent itself based upon changing market conditions. The company prides itself on creating business partnerships with an astute focus on ease-of-doing-business, relationships, value, performance and service.
DH ships out of five separate locations in North America, including its US headquarters in Harrisburg and its Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. For more information, visit www.dandh.com.