Also see our Environmental, Health, and Safety Policy within our Code of Conduct.

Saving Energy And Reducing Carbon Emissions

reducing-carbon-emissionsOur Harrisburg PA area Ames locations have reduced annual electrical power usage by 36.5 million kilowatt hours through an innovative third-party supply agreement.  This reduces annual CO2 emissions by 24,000 tons.

Click here for more information about CO2 emission reduction at AMES.

Our Garant location in Canada uses waste wood from production as its primary heating fuel.

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Click here for more information about Garant realizing value from waste wood.

Clopay garage doors are part of the pathway to LEED certification for low energy use.  Coachman Doors can achieve Platinum LEED status.

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energy-conservationOur Ames Locations have won awards for energy conservation in multiple states.  For example, our Harrisburg, PA facilities were recognized for their energy conservation retrofits, which include lighting and variable speed drives on our HVAC systems.

Sustainable Forestry Is Our Way of Life

Many of our AMES tools feature Northern Ash or Hickory hardwoods harvested exclusively from “verified sustainable” forests.

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See our certification for following sustainable practices.

Garant uses or sells every part of every tree it harvests or purchases; even the sawdust is used as a fuel source for its production facilities.

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Clopay wood garage doors are harvested from sustainable or recycled sources.

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Closetmaid wood closet systems are made from other people’s waste sawdust, so no trees are harvested to make them.

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Recycling Is Fundamental At Griffon

Setting a benchmark for the industry, Clopay metal garage doors use 35 to 60 percent post-consumer recycled materials.

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Click here to learn more about our eco-friendly garage doors.

ClosetMaid wire shelving systems are now manufactured almost exclusively from recycled content, as certified by SCS Services.

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Our Kelkay aggregates brand in the UK sets the standard by using a completely recyclable package with significant plant-based content.

Telephonics uses completely reusable packaging for its product shipments.

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AMES has implemented a Box on Demand system, reducing the size of packaging.  This step reduced packaging material by 15%.

 

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