Corporate Social Responsibility Sustainability Series
Part 3: Reduce Carbon Emissions While Saving Energy
In this weeks Sustainability Series by Syneffex we’re going to focus on a third key area of a corporate sustainability report (CSR), reducing carbon/CO2/greenhouse gas emissions.
The reduction of carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is often the shining star of a CSR because its directly tied to a sustainable planet. Less emissions means less negative impact on the earth and its resources. This is why youll often see this sustainability goal proudly highlighted.
In this arena, we are an expert. We help our clients meet those goals every day.
Did you know that a simple project with Syneffex thermal insulation coatings can equate to a reduction of 162 metric tons of GHG emissions annually? Read more to learn how
Hospital Steam Pipe Insulation Study
Our Heat Shield High Heat was used at a large hospital for steam pipe insulation. The application used an 8-coat coverage, which is approximately 8/1000ths of an inch thickness and provided approximately a 110F (61C) temperature reduction, lowering the surface temperature from 302F (150C) to 192F (88.9C) degrees. Quite an accomplishment for a thin film coating, but thats the magic of nanoscience and next generation insulation products.
How This Equates to Meeting Carbon & GHG Emission Reduction goals:
For every 1,000 S.F. of steam pipe surface area Insulated with Syneffex Heat Shield High Heat Coating, per the results above, the following is possible:
– Annual energy savings of 3,046.20 MMBtu/year
– Based on todays energy dollars, thats $8,285.66 USD/year savings on liquid natural gas
– Reduction of 162 Metric Tons of GHG emissions, according to the U.S. EPAs greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions equivalency calculator
– Equivalent savings of 376 barrels of oil per year
– The equivalent of carbon sequestered by 4,141 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.
Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword.
It’s a business necessity.