going green

It is our goal to protect people, property and the environment. Each of the following footprints provides a different piece of information to the sustainability puzzle.

 

ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT - has emerged as the world's premiere measure of humanity's demand on nature.

 

WATER FOOTPRINT - measures the freshwater a population uses.

 

We strive to be reliable stewards to the watersheds that surround us in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia; namely the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

 

HERE IS OUR THREE ASSET APPROACH TO ADDRESS SUSTAINABILITY

  1. Chemicals that are safer for the people who use them.
  2. Chemicals that contain zero VOC's.
    - Products that are 100% biodegradable are safer for people, buildings and for the environment.
  3. Chemical source reduction.
    - One example of source reduction is to eliminate the chemical stripping of floors.

Example: Stripping 100,000 square feet of floor finish puts 1.4 tons of sludge back into the environment through drop sinks, and other means that dramatically effect water treatment processes and water sheds.

 

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Enter the approximate total square feet of hard surface floor space i.e., terrazzo, stone, quarry tile, vct, or vinyl that you have at your building (facility). By using the Source Reduction Calculator you can easily see the impact that you are having on the environment each time that you strip and recoat your hard surface floor space.

 


Example: If your total hard surface floor space is 100,000 square feet – enter your number like so: 100000 (No Comma’s Please)

 

 

Your Total Tons of Sludge :

(Remember - each ton of this sludge represents 2000 pounds of Hazardous Waste)

 

SO... HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DISPOSE OF THAT?

This represents the average weight of stripper and old floor finish removed from your floor every time that it is stripped and recoated. This sludge contains many chemical components that are not biodegradable, including VOC’s, styrene, urethanes, caustics, zinc and numerous other hazardous chemicals. The above formulation will help you understand your impact on the environment when discarding in drop sinks, parking lots, storm drains or even in the grass.