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LOCHINVAR® CONTINUES TO MINIMIZE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Energy Efficient Products Meet Sustainable Corporate Practices


As a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters, boilers and pool heaters , Lochinvar Corporation is not only dedicated to providing products that help protect the environment , but is also committed to encouraging green practices within the four walls of the company. Through eco-conscious manufacturing processes, recycling efforts and even lighting overhauls , Lochinvar and its employees have made "going green" a top priority.


HIGH STANDARDS FOR LOW WASTE


Lochinvar's product line includes many of the industry's most advanced, energy-efficient models available. In fact, starting in 1991, Lochinvar led the charge towards Low NOx operation by offering products that comply with emissions limits even before most states established NOx regulations. As the first manufacturer in the industry to obtain certification from an independent test laboratory stating that its products meet or exceed requirements, Lochinvar helped set the standard for equipment that promotes a cleaner, greener environment.


Lochinvar has also significantly reduced volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by minimizing the amount of painting conducted within the plant through the use of an eco-friendly, pre-painted sheet metal in the assembly of its products. This process has helped earn Lochinvar the EPA's qualification as a Small Quantity Generator (SQG), or a manufacturer that generates less than 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste per month. In addition, every unit that Lochinvar manufactures is fire-tested to ensure optimal performance. This process requires the circulation of water through each unit to dissipate the heat during the test, with the heated water then being used in Lochinvar's HVAC system to provide heat in the winter and dehumidification in the summer.


REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE…RE-LAMP!


Hot water is certainly not the only resource Lochinvar recycles. In 2007, the company recycled 80 tons of cardboard and 15 tons of paper, resulting in the conservation of more than 1,600 trees. In addition, Lochinvar recycled nine tons of metal and reclaimed 2,200 gallons of used oil for other processes last year. At the start of 2008, Lochinvar also gave the green light for high efficiency by "re-lamping" the plants and labs at its Lebanon, TN headquarters in an effort to conserve electricity and greenhouse gas emissions. The metal halide system that was previously in place used 400 Watts of power, while the new High Bay Industrial Luminaries decrease power usage to only 135 Watts.       As a result, Lochinvar expects an energy savings of 566,868 kWh per year, which translates to an annual reduction of more than 800,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. To put this in perspective, this reduction offers the environmental equivalent of planting 111 acres of forests or removing 70 cars from the road each year.


As part of the ongoing commitment to sustainability and customer satisfaction, Lochinvar continues to research innovative new products and practices that help protect natural resources, while also reducing energy bills.