Our Commitment to Sustainability
It’s The Right Decision For Your Home
As far as being ecology friendly, plumbing has a new way to ensure that your home can meet today’s standards. Ongoing sustainability is the smart thing to do for business, it’s the right thing to do for the community, it’s always the right decision for your home.
Green and sustainable products are not just words in our everyday vocabulary anymore. Since the 1960’s, annually more and more people across cultures are finding that they can make a difference. The same is true for many of today’s manufacturers of industrial plumbing parts. For instance, at Moen Incorporated, they have a major call to action. They have put the pedal to the metal and realize everything they do has a dramatic impact on future generations and must not be taken lightly. By working together — making energy-saving improvements along with incorporating sustainable practices into our everyday lives, everyone will save on energy costs, but also have a healthier place to live.
At Moen, they are committed to designing and producing water-efficient products, without sacrificing performance, which will make a big impact on the environment. After much research, they know that every drop matters and the importance of both water conservation and waste reduction. Their stand is to continue to raise the bar in this global initiative and further the company’s commitment to preserving our environment.
David Lingafelter, President of Moen Incorporated says this about their Eco-Performance by Moen brand of products
Our Promise is Every Drop Matters. Everything we do during our time on this planet impacts future generations. And that includes how we use our resources — particularly water. At Moen, we realize the importance of both water conservation and waste reduction. That’s why for the last quarter-century we’ve been working on programs to protect the environment and further our long-standing commitment, resulting in industry-leading sustainable practices.
Are you familiar in your home with eco-friendly options for replacement faucets available? Do you have a clear picture of heating and cooling options which are available right here in the Madison area? So many times we may realize we need to make a change but are either on a tight budget or are not clear on what the best decision is based on the equipment you have in your home. That’s where Action Plumbing Heating & Air, and Electrical comes in. We are here to help you get a handle on what is in the market, what you have in your home currently, and what options to consider for new or replacement plumbing parts on your budget, heating and cooling furnaces, and electrical in every area of your home. Plumbing, electric, heating and cooling, and we invite you to call us to come and evaluate all the equipment in your home, discuss your needs and what you like, then put together a Green plan to revitalize your home or business. Call us today and begin to save in every aspect of your home operations.
Take A Look A Moen Milestones in Eco-Performance
As of 2009, all Moen®, ShowHouse® and Cleveland Faucet Group® (CFG) lavatory faucets are certified to meet the EPA’s WaterSense criteria, using up to 32% less water while maintaining the same great performance you expect from Moen.
Moen’s recent waste reduction and recycling initiatives include:
- Recycling nearly 82% of waste from the manufacturing process, and recycling almost 20% of all water used.
- More than 74% of Moen’s production (in dollar terms) was made from raw materials that included some amount of recycled material.
- Recycling more than 13 million pounds of metal, 6.5 million pounds of cardboard and 3.8 million pounds of solid waste.
- Converting office practices to include only recycled paper and soy-based inks for copies.
Get Involved in Sustainability and Find Out How We Help
Moen’s partnerships with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB®), underscores our commitment to the environment, and allow us to advance water-efficiency initiatives with consumers and the trade.
Moen recycles more than 90% of all metal, scrap, return product and manufacturing by-products (oils and solvents). In addition, all glass, toner and printer cartridges, cardboard, plastic bottles and aluminum cans are recycled in our facilities.
By 2009, Moen will reduce water consumption by reusing 70% of all water used in product testing. We’ve also installed water filtration systems in all of our facilities to reduce plastic bottle consumption and waste.
Paper and Packaging
In 2007, we recycled more than 7 million pounds of cardboard, more than 16 million pounds of metal and more than 4 million pounds of solid waste. Our packaging uses water-based inks and is made of recyclable materials. Even doing the little things — like setting our printers to default to 2-sided printing — has significantly lowered our paper use.
Every year gets better with new and eco-friendly ways to meet the challenges we face daily. As industry professionals, Action Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric, Inc. can help you do your best. Let us help you find more ways to save money in your home or business. Call us right now!
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