At Acme we're committed to protecting our environment. We see sustainability as an opportunity to become a better company by looking at every facet of our operation.
Acme strives to protect our environment and community by building sustainable
properties. We work hard to attain the
gold level rating for our new developments. In the process we hope to reduce
our footprint on the environment and see a reduced operating cost for the facility.
Some of the ways Acme is fostering the environment is by incorporating drought
resistant plant species, an efficient drip irrigation system, as well as water
saving toilets and sinks that reduce water use by 44%. We also upgraded the
insulation, used high efficiency glass and a white roof which acts to reduce
the heat island effect of the building. This intern increases the energy
performance 35% over a typical building of a similar type. Rather than dump
construction debris in a landfill, Acme worked to get 76% diverted to recycling.
We chose to install solar panel systems that will produce renewable energy in
excess of 15% of the building's electricity use.
Acme is always looking for better ways to serve our business partners and
the community. We're investing in the future by replacing inefficient
systems like our warehouse lighting. The Portland location replaced the
400 watt HPS area lighting in 2008 with highly efficient T8 lamps that draw
less than 32 watts but produces a brighter light with fewer fixtures.
The system was estimated to reduce our energy use by more than 18,000 KWH
per year. In 2007 Acme replaced the reader board sign at our Portland
location, which had previously required expensive bulbs to be replaced
frequently. The new LED reader board is highly efficient and requires
little to no maintenance.
At Acme we know capital improvements will not be of benefit without the daily commitment to conservation. There for we have initiated the following programs.
- Our fleet of trucks runs on 5% biodiesel.
- We use bio-degradable coffee cups in our complimentary beverages area
- Our paper and other office products are from recycled sources
- We reuse or recycle 100% of the boxes that come to us via the postal services
- We recycle office products like toner cartridges, paper, and computers
- We recycle all scrap metal produced during our fabrication service
Fostering Our Community
Acme supports the Habitat for Humanity project.