Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Light Is Always Green at Stamar Packaging

As part of our effort at constant self-evaluation and improvement, Stamar Packaging is forever adopting new practices and procedures that will enable us to improve the quality of our products, services, and facility capabilities. We are also deeply committed to improving the relationship between industry and the natural environment, especially in a business such as ours – packaging – that stands at the crossroads of so much concerning the future sustainability of the planet. 

To that effect, we’ve put our money where our mouth is. Recently, we contracted a green lighting company to install new, energy-efficient “green electricity” for our distribution centers in Addison, IL, Memphis, TN, and Nashville, TN. The company is refurbishing Stamar’s old, traditional lighting with innovative, energy-saving solutions. We’ve cast away and recycled 244 metal halide fixtures in our warehouse, replacing them with 218 4 lamp T5 480V fixtures with daylight/occ sensors. In our fulfillment department, we’ve removed the 18 metal halide fixtures, refurbishing them with mere 4 lamp T5 480V fixtures with daylight/occ sensors. These sensors can measure the amount of natural light coming inside our factory, adjusting themselves automatically to the light as it comes in.

The fact is, lighting can actually damage the environment. How so? It causes air pollution, since the electricity in your facility is connected directly via the power-grid to a power plant, which most commonly burns coal, oil, or gas. As result, pollutants such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and mercury get released into the atmosphere, contributing to environmental problems such as global warming, acid rain, and smog.

We’re a company that believes more in solutions than in problems. Not only does this wiser energy policy save us money in the long-term, cutting our estimated maintenance costs down a full $219,571 in the next five years, but it allows us to practice the message we advocate: that in order for American industry to flourish in the 21st century, there must be less energy consumption while maintaining the same quality standards of production.

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