OWC Receives POWER Magazine’s Commercial and Industrial Generation Award

Technology company recognized for sustainable campus and green business practices.

Jul 10, 2018 | Woodstock, IL


OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, has been named the recipient of POWER magazine’s Commercial and Industrial Generation Award. Announced in the July 2018 edition, OWC has been named “a model of efficient power management.”

“It is truly gratifying to receive this recognition from POWER magazine,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC. “OWC was founded on the principles of making technology last longer, go farther, and integrating green business practices into our facilities and everyday tasks has always been a ‘no-brainer’ for us. We believe that sustainability makes good economic sense, and is also the right thing to do for future generations.”

The company’s 37,000-square foot corporate headquarters facility in Woodstock, Illinois, was opened in 2008 with the goals of energy efficiency, protecting the local environment and having as small a carbon footprint as possible. A 194-foot-tall Vestas wind turbine was installed in 2009, allowing the building to begin generating its own power. The building received LEED Platinum certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2010. A solar array consisting of 770 American-made solar panels was installed on the roof in 2015, and the company is now a net energy producer. Geothermal heating and cooling are in place, as well as a recycling program that currently handles 94 percent of the solid waste.

To read the full article on sustainable practices at OWC and the award, visit POWER magazine. For more information on OWC’s green initiatives, visit OWC Environmental.


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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