Solar Project

We are gaining greater energy independence through the world’s cleanest energy – Solar!

A big thank you to Borrego Solar for managing the successful installation of 646 roof-mounted panels on top of our newly expanded millshop, and 2,242 ground panels in the rear of our building. These panels produce enough electrical energy to power our 80,000 square foot, state-of-the-art millshop, manufacturing equipment, office equipment, and lighting.

Our solar installation project was just completed this past December and we have already seen an energy cost savings of 80%, not to mention the savings to the environment. We anticipate that the solar arrays will produce 880kW of electricity annually for the next 30+ years.

Other ways we are Living Green

  1. Our wood dust is collected by our state-of-the-art dust collection system into trailers that are hauled away each month by a New England-based wood pellet manufacturer. The wood dust is then re-purposed in the highest quality residential and commercial wood pellet grade fuel. The pellets, made from sustainably produced biomass, play a major role in reducing demand for fossil fuels. This renewable resource plays a significant contribution to meeting regional energy demands. 50% of scrap is shredded and brought to wood pellets.
  2. Our solid and scrap wood waste is collected in roll-off containers and hauled to a regional wood waste recycler. The solid and scrap wood is then ground into organic wood-based products such as landscaping mulch, soil blends and safety playground surfacing products.
  3. We also recycle our finish stain and cleaning solvents in house. We employ a technology allowing us to minimize the waste created by our finish stains and cleaning solvents by 90%. Prior to purchasing this technology, our used stains and solvents were liquid waste that had to be responsibly disposed of through a third-party vendor. Now this liquid waste is recycled, and the liquids such as stains and paint thinners are cleaned, distilled, reclaimed, and used over and over with virtually no loss of effectiveness. The investment in this technology has created a cost savings to the company while minimizing disposable waste to near nothing.

If you would like to discuss a residential millwork or commercial millwork project, give us a call at 774-225-6300 or email info@southshoremillwork.com..

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