To meet the requirements of “LEED” certification for sustainable buildings we make extensive use of completely recyclable materials (steel, glass, wood) and we use panels realized with post-consumer recycled wood and FSC® (License Code FSC® C009706) certified (to guarantee forest preservation).
All paints and varnishes are water-based and low solvent content, so as to reduce the release of volatile organic substances into the environment.
Even for packaging, we study solutions for minimizing the overall dimensions and therefore reduce the number or means of transport necessary for their handling.
Another important fact, analysing the product life-cycle: this allows for making design and production decisions that reduce the environmental impact of the product itself.
These criteria are part of the continuous improvement process in the field of eco-sustainability, whose main steps are:
- environmental certification ISO 14001 in 2005
- FSC® certification for wood in 2009 ( certificat n° ICILA-COC-000264)
- between 2009-2010, use of abundant renewable energy souces (Estel installed 3 photovoltaic power plants for total of 2.6 megawatts, with produce approximately 2,800,00 kWh every year, thus avoiding the emission of approximately 1,100 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Estel furniture allows an increase the score achieved, contributing with its own characteristics towards obtaining points in the categories “Materials and Resources”, “Indoor Environmental Quality”, and “Innovation and Design”.
The ISO 9001 certification ensures that the company is able to meet the growing competitiveness in the markets by improving customer satisfaction and loyalty.
The ISO 14001 certification ensures the ability of the organization to define a policy and environmental goals and implement a continuous improvement of environmental performance.
The OHSAS 18001 certification relates to health and safety in the workplace and establishes the company’s commitment to continually improve the safety conditions of its workers.
The FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) guarantees the end customer that the wood used in the products comes from forests managed according to the international standards for their protection both for the environmental aspects and for the socio-economical aspects linked to forestry. Ask for FSC® certified products.
The LEED (acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is in fact an evaluation and certification system for buildings based on their environmentally sustainable characteristics, established in the USA but now spread throughout most of the world.
Estel decided to use clean energy sources to meet its energy needs, constructing in its production sites in Thiene and Arsiero in the Province of Vicenza and in Massa Carrara, three photovoltaic power plants producing 955 kWp, 994 kWp and 648 KWp, respectively, for a total of 2.6 megawatts.
Thanks to these plants nearly 2,800,000 kWh will be produced annually (this represents approximately 50% of the total electrical needs of the establishments), avoiding the emission of approximately 1100 tons of CO2 into the atmosphereper year.
The Thiene plant has been in operation since December 2009 with an initial output of 527 kW of power.
The plant in Arsiero was built during the course of 2010 (994 kW) and the one in Thiene was completed (for a total of 955 kW). The plant in Massa Carrara started operation in September 2011 (for a total of 648kW).
The panels used extend over a total surface of approximately 49,000 m2.
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