Dear Sustainable Friend,
Sustainable manufacturing isnt just a buzzword any longer… its something thats incorporated into the backbone of factories both new and old.
Newer facilities are built with energy efficiency, waste reduction, and other green manufacturing practices in mind. Older facilities benefit from retrofits to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Going green has become the rule, rather than the exception.
Green Manufacturing Solutions
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), out-of-date manufacturing practices costs $80 billion in wasted electricity. Manufacturing uses 24 percent of all the energy consumed in the United States, so lowering consumption makes a huge positive impact.
At Syneffex we affectionately call the plant and facility professionals we work with Sustainable Heroes because theyre working hard every day to make their products with a smaller carbon footprint and save their companies money.
One facility manager we worked with spearheaded a company-wide adoption of our thermal insulation and protective coatings on their heat process equipment. His was the very first facility to try it and it saved the company a ton of money, and the corporate office noticed.
By the end of the multi-factory rollout, not only was his whole company manufacturing more sustainably, he got a promotion to Regional Energy Manager in recognition!
Ways that Companies Go Green
Of course our favorite way is using our patented and powerful thermal insulation coatings on everything from boilers and tanks to roofs and ductwork to save energy and protect assets. We even work to make asphalt manufacturing more energy efficient.
Here are some of the other popular and effective ways companies go green:
> Solar arrays to power offices and factories
> Heat recapturing and reuse
> Buying renewable energy
> LED and automatic turn-off lighting
> Use of electric vehicles
> Optimization of combustion and steam supply
> Insulating ductwork with thin film coatings