VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (March 27, 2015) – ADS, Inc., a Virginia Beach, Va. based federal supplier recently participated in an industry roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama at the White House, along with representatives from SAIC, United Technologies, Honeywell, General Electric and other major U.S. firms. Each of these commercial companies represents more than $1 billion in government business and account for $45 billion in total contract spending. This executive level dialogue concentrated on collaborative strategies to drive better energy efficiency strategies throughout the supply chain and within end-user communities.
This was done in advance of an Executive Order signed by President Obama on March 19, calling for the reduction of emissions that are currently driving climate change. This issuance targets the reduction of the Federal Government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels. According to the White House, this reduction would save agencies $18 billion in avoided energy costs and require the federal government to increase the amount of renewable energy it consumes by 30 percent.
As part of the initiative, these companies pledged to reduce their own carbon footprint by 5 million metric tons over the next 10 years. This incentive would cut U.S. emissions by 26 million tons by 2025, the equivalent of removing almost 5.5 million cars from the road for a year.
Currently, ADS is expanding its energy efficiency offerings to its Department of Defense (DOD) and federal customers. Whereas, the company’s primary energy efficiency target has been operational energy for expeditionary forces, ADS is leveraging its expertise and success in this field and applying it to other energy challenges being faced by the DOD.
“Providing innovative energy solutions in support of our troops in combat has been a central focus of ADS for the past decade,” said Karan Rai, president and chief financial officer of ADS, and the executive who represented the company at the White House event. “Expanding that effort to aid our broader customer base with an ever-expanding array of energy-efficient solutions is key to our team’s future growth.”
In keeping with the directives outlined in the DOD’s Operational Energy Strategy, ADS initiatives target solutions that reduce the demand for energy in military operations through the use of energy-efficient power systems. The range of capabilities encompasses LED-lighting solutions with the U.S. Navy to complete power generation and distribution solutions through flex fuel and hybrid power systems.
ADS is also partnering with companies to reevaluate the energy efficiency of current power generation and distribution solutions to determine if there are more environmentally friendly options. ADS aims to reduce the carbon footprint of its customers by promoting renewable energy technologies to provide complete energy-efficient solutions.
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ADS Inc. is a leading solutions provider that proudly serves all branches of the U.S. Military, federal, state and local government organization, law enforcement, first responders, foreign governments and the defense industry. The company is focused on solving customers’ challenges through the largest product and service selection, the broadest array of procurement and contract options, world-class support and logistics solutions and legendary customer service. ADS is a single source that actively seeks out customers’ equipment and logistics challenges to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions that help them complete their mission and maintain readiness. ADS equipment and support solutions include C4ISR, Combat Support, Medical, Operational Clothing and Individual Equipment (OCIE), Weapons and Optics as well as Special Missions, including CWMD, CBRNe EOD, First Responders and Maritime Operations. – Our Purpose, Your Mission.