Freeman SCHWABE – Sustainability Statement updated January 2016
Freeman Schwabe is committed to improving the sustainability of our company across our manufacturing process, our products, our suppliers and our customers.
Freeman Schwabe recognizes the fact that to become sustainable involves a long continuous process of improvement.
Step by step we aim to become a better environmental company, by reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the environment we work in, and to continue to improve the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities in which we operate.
We continue to recycle all scrap metals (steel, aluminum, brass, etc.) as well as:
and hydraulic oil.
Our manufacturing campus in Cincinnati, Ohio will be converted to LED lighting, inside and outside during first quarter 2016.
We are installing December 2015 new Energy Star windows to meet the energy performance standards of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) across different energy metrics of efficiency
e.g. U-factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC),
Visible Light Transmission (VT),
Air Leakage (AL)
and Condensation Resistance (CR)“The National Fenestration Rating Council provides accurate information to measure and compare energy performance of windows, doors and skylights. http://www.nfrc.org/
Long Term Sustainability Goal
Our long term goal for our corporate campus is for the buildings and manufacturing plant is to achieve Net Zero Energy and to be recognized as LEED Platinum certified.
“LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.” http://www.usgbc.org/leed
“I used to think that my job didn’t have anything to do with the environment.
Then I realized that my job, as well as everyone else’s job, impacts the environment in some way.
And now advocating for sustainability has become my No. 1 responsibility”.
Founder and Chairman of Interface Inc.