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Perry Ellis International Unveils First Rooftop Solar Power Installation as Part of Sustainability Initiatives

Perry Ellis International Unveils First Rooftop Solar Power Installation as Part of Sustainability Initiatives

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New system expected to produce nearly 60% of the facility’s annual energy consumption

SENECA, S.C.: Perry Ellis International, Inc. (PEI) has completed a new 2,432-panel rooftop solar installation atop one of the company’s largest distribution centers, which is located in Seneca, South Carolina. Constructed on an 83,000 square-foot roof of the 350,000 square-foot facility, the installation marks a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and its ongoing sustainability mission.

Con Edison Solutions, a leading national energy services company and subsidiary of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc., designed and installed the solar system for Perry Ellis International. The site is expected to generate approximately 1.15 GWh of energy annually, offsetting a significant portion of the distribution center’s energy needs with clean, renewable solar power. Launched as a pilot program, this new solar installation will help direct future alternative energy initiatives for PEI.

“As a global fashion company with offices and production facilities around the world, we are placing an ever-growing focus on sustainable facets of our operation. While the industry as a whole has made some great strides, it is important to keep the momentum going to bring about positive change. This is our first major solar power installation and serves as a launch pad for additional initiatives in renewable energy and company-wide Corporate Social Responsibility programs. Supporting our company’s commitment to education, Perry Ellis International has partnered with the Hamilton Career Center, a local vocational technical school, within the school district of Oconee County. The goal is to work with students to develop innovative ideas pertaining to robotics, automation and industrial controls, as well as internship and employment opportunities,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO and President of PEI.

“South Carolina has embraced the environmental and cost saving benefits of solar power,” said Mark Noyes, President and CEO of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc.. “Together with Perry Ellis International, we worked to transform 83,000 square-feet of previously-unused rooftop space into a renewable energy power plant that will save the company in energy costs while reducing its environmental footprint.”

About Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, Perry Ellis America, An Original Penguin by Munsingwear®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, and Farah®. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® for swimwear, Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel and Guy Harvey® for performance fishing and resort wear. Additional information on the company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About Con Edison Solutions

Con Edison Solutions is an energy services company that provides renewable energy, resiliency, and sustainability services including battery storage, cost-effective energy efficiency solutions, demand management, and energy performance contracting to industrial, commercial, governmental, and residential customers. Con Edison Solutions offers programs and services designed to help customers achieve their individual energy objectives and is accredited as an Energy Services Provider (ESP) by the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO).

Con Edison Solutions is a subsidiary of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc., and part of the Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED) family of companies. More information can be obtained by calling 1-888-210-8899 or visiting the Con Edison Solutions website at www.conedsolutions.com. You can also visit the Consolidated Edison, Inc. website at http://investor.conedison.com for information on all of the Consolidated Edison companies.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network