Earth Day is just around the corner and here at Meteor Foundry we encourage you to go green with us to celebrate. The annual April 22nd event provides the perfect opportunity to utilize one or more of our eco-friendly initiatives to show your commitment to protecting the planet. We provide quality aluminum and zinc, sand, and permanent mold castings to a range of industries, including mining and ventilation, across Canada and the United States.
At Meteor Foundry, we are genuinely interested in the results of energy consumption audits. By analyzing the patterns of energy usage within our organization, we can take effective steps to reduce fossil fuel consumption.
This energy-saving activity is part of our 2017 goal to significantly reduce our own carbon footprint and set precedents for energy intake by businesses in the same sector. Doing so is advantageous on many levels, from saving money (as a direct result of the energy drop within day-to-day foundry operations) to helping the Canadian government achieve its goal to be at the forefront of energy conservation and energy renewal initiatives.
Go Green Techniques
Meteor Foundry has already taken steps to use energy more strategically, including using LEDs and melting aluminum through electricity. This will help us restructure floor operations to be more efficient and meet the highest industry standards for disposal options. As part of the metal environment, we support a circular economy, meaning a large proportion of materials are recycled or reused and relive multiple lifecycles in various forms.
We also provide castings for windmills, generating green wind energy to provide power across many applications and support a home-based initiative for electric heating rather than gas or fire as main heat sources. In the mining industry, we continue to develop and produce sand casted aluminum fan blades and other parts within ventilation systems.
The exhaust fans are vital to the ventilation systems that provide safe working conditions for miners. The fans remove deadly gasses, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, to replace with clean, breathable air, as well as maintaining decent working temperatures.
Environmentally Friendly Aims