As a company we have always been keenly aware of the impact of the choices we make regarding our energy usage. In the construction of our new facility in 1998, we employed the latest techniques and have continued to take advantage of new technology with each expansion and improvement.
The roof is a lightly colored reflective roof system to reduce the heat buildup on the building and the entire interior roof is insulated with high efficiency insulation thereby reducing energy usage in cooling
All windows are high performance glass to add to the overall energy efficiency of the building
Production and office areas are fluorescent lighting with all office and warehouse areas being sensor aided so the lights are only on when needed
The cooling for the main warehouse is accomplished using the same systems for production. Since A/C units of this nature are more efficient as they approach peak usage, this is in the best interest of the operation and efficiency
Our new warehouse was outfitted with 4 high efficiency A/C units so we can use only what we need.
Our forklifts are electric and have been since our founding to reduce fuel usage and pollution both in and outside our facility
We’ve engaged with our local utility company to perform an energy use assessment. We monitored the effects and over the 30 day monitoring period reduced our energy usage by 10.8% on average. The knowledge gained from this continues to be used and we are studying other ways to reduce our annual energy consumption
We converted over 50 high bay warehouse lights over to sensor aided fluorescent lights further reducing our energy usage.
Renewably Powered – In partnership with Monterey Bay Community Power, 100% of the electricity used to power our company is derived from renewable, carbon free sources: large hydro, solar + storage, and wind.