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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Best Practice Achievements
2019: Last year, we converted our two manufacturing plants to LED lighting which has cut our electricity usage for lighting in half. This year we will upgrade our make-up air system to natural gas and retire our old steam boiler. Both projects will improve our current energy efficiency.
2016: Since 2009, the company has reduced its power consumption for lighting by an average of 10% each year.
2014: MG+BW initiated a program to change all incandescent spot lights in our stores and showrooms to LED spots. The LED lamps are more energy efficient and last 8 to 9 times longer than the incandescent.
2012: MG+BW recently engaged a third party provider to install hardware and software to monitor the temperate in various areas of the facility and to allow for more efficient control of heating and cooling systems.
2019: Since 2016, we have reduced our VOC emissions an additional 26.9% through the reformulation of our finishing materials.
2016: We are consolidating our finished goods warehousing under one roof and hope to thus reduce our carbon footprint. In the past 5 years we have reduced our company VOC emissions by 38.6%.
2015: Through our recycling and reclamation program we have diverted 1202.3 tons of products from going into a landfill.
2014: MG+BW have eliminated ALL fire retardant chemicals from our foam and other raw materials in an effort to provide our customers with a more earth-friendly product.
2012: MG+BW will be monitoring the logging activities of its oversea casegoods vendors, in compliance with the Lacey Act.
2019: We continue to train our sales force, our employees and our daycare children on the advantages of product sustainability and being an eco-friendly manufacturer.
2016: In house training for our employees as well as environmental awareness training for our 70+ onsite daycare children. We also continue to promote eco-awareness in our retail stores and businesses. Partnering with the Sustainable Enterprise Management class at Elon College to develop health product declaration reports for our products. Conducting an LCA on our Hunter Leather Sofa with Stanford University.
2014: MG+BW will continue to spread the "sustainability" message to its customers through our marketing channels.
2012: MG+BW will continue to spread the "sustainability" message to its customers through its website, in its advertising, and through its retail sales associates, as well as by donating a percentage of certain sales (Tipper Gore artwork) to The Climate Project.