Utah-based bedding accessories maker Malouf announced that the company has completed an expansion of its rooftop solar array giving its headquarters a score of zero on the Zero Energy Performance Index (zEPI), averaging zero net energy use.
The project added an additional 2,160 solar panels to the existing array, bringing the company’s headquarters to 3,132 photovoltaic modules producing 1,013 kilowatts of solar energy.
“Being responsible as a business and as a member of the community is something that will always be important to us,” said Sam Malouf. “We’ve grown rapidly in the last few years, and we want to continue to expand our renewable energy capabilities to meet the demands of the company.”
The company built its Logan, Utah facility in 2015 with 972 solar modules that generated 311 kilowatts of energy. At the time of construction, the roof was reinforced with growth and expansion in mind. The recent expansion tripled the number of panels and energy, creating a system capable of generating more than a megawatt of solar power. With the expansion completed, the Malouf headquarters houses the largest privately-owned solar array in Cache County and one of the largest in the state.
The building’s production of more than one gigawatt of electricity annually equates to the annual energy use of 104 homes and offsets 110,647 gallons of gas and 312 tons of landfill waste annually.
About Malouf: Malouf combines ambition and innovation to produce bedding accessories that focus on meticulous design and construction for superior comfort and value. Since 2003, the company has developed bedding products at its Logan, Utah headquarters, creating a full range of sleep products backed by excellent warranties, efficient shipping and distinguished customer support.