Executive Briefings

REI's New DC Is 8 Times Faster, Energy Self-Sufficient, Retailer Says

Outdoor apparel retailer REI has designed its new distribution center to be both energy and workflow efficient. The DC, in the Arizona desert, is a net-zero energy facility and will provide to co-op retailer with 20 years of free energy, according to Rick Bingle, REI's vice president of supply chain.

To encourage further clean-energy innovation, REI is taking an unusual approach, making the design information of this facility available to the public, so that others can advance the parameters of sustainable design.

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To encourage further clean-energy innovation, REI is taking an unusual approach, making the design information of this facility available to the public, so that others can advance the parameters of sustainable design.

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