South Shore Millwork believes that “sustainability” is a hugely important objective in our manufacturing processes and operations. We have implemented a number of strategies throughout our company to create economically-sound manufacturing processes that minimize negative impacts on the environment, while also conserving energy and natural resources. We believe that these sustainable manufacturing processes not only help protect and sustain the environment but also enhance employee, community and product safety.
In 2015 South Shore Millwork installed a state-of-the-art solar farm which produces 100% of the electricity required to run our 80,000 SF manufacturing plant. Our solar field produces an average of 1,000 KWH per year, the equivalent to the energy consumed by 194 houses in one year. The system substantially over produces energy during the summer months allowing South Shore Millwork to build up a massive energy credit. We apply these credits to low producing months, making our manufacturing processes completely self-sufficient. We believe our commitment to solar energy reduces the impact on our country’s power grids and considerably reducing South Shore Millworks overall environmental impact.
RECYCLING AND REUSE
As South Shore Millworks’ business has grown we have made a commitment to reducing our impact on the earth and its resources. South Shore Millwork has a complete solution for collecting all of our manufacturing waste. This includes having all of our solid wood waste materials sent offsite to be manufactured into wood burning pellets.
We also have a specialized distiller in our finishing department that reclaims 80% of our solvents for reuse. Our recycling program has proven to be effective in our mission to control the amount of our waste that reaches landfills, reducing our impact on the environment.
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South Shore Millwork is a LEED certified company. We can manufacture millwork to meet your most demanding needs, while guaranteeing the “chain of custody” required to prove that the reclaimed wood used for your project carries official documentation and authentication.
PLATINUM LEED CERTIFIED PROJECT
South Shore Millwork provided the millwork for the the Platinum LEED certified building of the New England Subaru headquarters of Boch Enterprises in Norwood, MA. This project is the only private platinum certified building in the country. All of the millwork for this project was constructed with renewable products including bamboo and wheat.
South Shore Millworks Solar, Recycle and Reuse Strategy Includes:
Embracing and incorporating the newest technologies.
A state-of-the-art solar farm which produces 100% of the electricity required to run our 80,000 SF manufacturing plant.
Recycling all our solid wood waste and scrap into wood pellets for both commercial and residential home heating needs.
Reclaiming 80% of solvents for reuse with a specialized distiller in our finishing department.
Reducing energy consumption with a state of the art Ecogate system that knows when machines are turned on and off throughout the day. This data is used to reduce the RPM’s on the motors that run our dust collection system.