Acton Beacon: Circle Furniture in Acton goes with solar power

Edith Shi | Apr 23, 2015
Aside from promoting sustainable practices, Circle Furniture is now using renewable energy to power its 30,000-square-foot Acton warehouse and Framingham store.

On April 15, Circle Furniture unveiled its new 168-kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar array, which will cover 100 percent of the energy used at its 16 Craig Road warehouse location in Acton, with additional capacity providing energy for its Framingham store.

The furniture retailer’s solar use will help reduce the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as 124 acres of forest in one year, according to Circle Furniture, while protecting it from electricity costs and price fluctuations.

“Circle Furniture’s mission is to provide beautiful, quality and sustainable made home furnishings to our customers. The solar project greatly aligned with that goal,” stated Circle Furniture director of business development Jessica Tubman.

Located in Acton for 10 years after moving from its original location in Cambridge, where it had been since its founding in 1952, Acton's Circle Furniture store is at 425 Great Road. The company is a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishing Council, a nonprofit coalition designed to encourage sustainable practices among manufacturers, retailers and customers. The family run business partners with craftspeople across New England who share its environmental preservation and conservation values.

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