At Emagispace™, we take pride in our environmentally responsible business practices, understanding that growing profit and protecting the Earth do not have to be mutually exclusive goals. As Earth Day 2018 approaches, we’d like to acknowledge the efforts of companies that share our philosophy of sustainability.
When your business uses our innovative system of interlocking blocks to quickly and easily create tradeshow booths, privacy pods, accent walls, retail displays and more, you can rest assured that you are “building green”! Our building blocks are made from raw materials that are environmentally friendly and recyclable. For example, the fiberboard panels in our EmagiBlock® system are made from wood chips, saw dust, and recycled newspaper and boxes. Our lightweight, multi-purpose construction materials last up to 20 times longer than conventional building materials and can be used over and over. Our interlocking blocks are easily disassembled, stacked and stored to be re-purposed in myriad ways, depending on your need and inspiration – all the while cutting down on landfill waste.
Global Leaders Going Green
We’re not alone in our efforts to preserve the planet! Here are three very different companies who do their part to “go green”:
Cited as the “greenest IT company” by Newsweek in 2014, this software company’s achievements include obtaining LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for more than 70 percent of its workspaces, including retrofitting a historic building in San Francisco. Its lofty goals include reaching net zero energy consumption and significantly reducing its packaging, a huge contributor to the plastic pollution problem. Adobe also led the charge in reducing its water use in response to California’s drought, even AFTER it had already done so by more than 60 percent since 2000. Methods like installing environmentally-friendly fixtures and landscaping with native plants did the trick.
This athletic apparel company highlights the value of green initiatives through its marketing, in addition to putting the great ideas into practice – their shoes literally walk the walk and talk the talk. Nike’s line of sustainable products is made using environmentally-preferred materials like recycled polyester. They also use renewable energy sources in manufacturing. And how’s this for influence: Nike’s been successful in getting 650 of its suppliers in 52 countries to develop and implement written environmental policies.
Automotive companies have a reputation as being among the heaviest polluters of the environment. However, Ford Motor Company is rewriting the script: they created a ten-part environmental policy that they have been following for years. The company uses sustainable fabrics in its vehicles, and 80 percent of its Focus and Escape vehicle models are recyclable. Ford focuses on fuel efficiency, especially the six-speed transmission, and offers a clean-diesel heavy duty pickup truck. Paint fumes in the company’s Michigan plant are recycled as fuel, and all factories use geothermal cooling systems. The Crown Victoria model favored by law enforcement has a flexible fuel capacity, making it able to run on either ethanol or gas. What’s more, Ford owns the world’s largest green roof and is the only company recognized with the EPA Energy Star Award twice in a row.
Sustainable Building Solutions from Emagispace®
Emagispace® matches everything that can be achieved with traditional building materials, only faster, more affordable, and sustainable – contact us today and build smarter tomorrow.