We are always searching for alternative energy sources, or ways to reduce energy consumption, in order to conserve the natural resources of our planet.
Since 1993, our California based facilities have participated in Southern California Edison’s I-6 Interruptible program, which means agreeing to stop production and reduce to under 100KW during any time there is an electrical power shortage.
Our contract divisions have committed to an annual purchase of over 22 million kilowatt hours of clean, carbon-neutral wind energy from Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy. By purchasing REC’s (Renewable Energy Credits), this division is guaranteeing that more renewable energy is released into the national power grid, replacing power that would have otherwise been generated by coal or gas.
The 200,000 sq. ft. roof of the Fabrica Susan Street facility has been replaced with a Title 24 Cool Roof. By using highly reflective materials, cool roofs stay 50-60º F cooler, thereby lowering energy and maintenance costs, improving occupant comfort levels, and increasing the roof’s life cycle.
Masland Contract has recently partnered with The Dow™ Chemical Company to begin using greener energy for powering the manufacturing processes of latex used for carpet backings. The Dow™ LOMAX™ Technology uses reclaimed methane gas from landfills as a renewable energy source, which will result in a significant reduction of green house gas emissions.
Waste water heat is recovered and re-used in a heat exchange system in many of our dye house facilities, reducing energy throughout the dyeing process.
To reduce emissions and conserve energy, our west coast production facilities have converted manufacturing equipment to low NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) technologies and have been fitted with Variable Frequency Drives.