It is true that 'actions speak louder than words' and Spacefile’s actions speak volumes about our environmental efforts.
Our products, paints, distribution channels and LEED efforts show the action we are taking to have a positive impact on the environment and the communities we serve.
It is our company wide goal to create a closed-loop process, whereby every Spacefile product can be recycled at the end of its life-cycle. In order fulfill this goal, we created a company wide program called Sustainability at Spacefile.
Sustainability at Spacefile:
Sustainability at Spacefile
We collaborate with our suppliers and customers to reduce the environmental impacts of our products and services throughout the supply chain, to ensure continuous improvement in our environmental practices. Spacefile is committed to being environmentally responsible.
Spacefile purchases sheet metal with an average of 40% recycled content to manufacture our product.
All scrap steel becomes part of our paint sample program or is reprocessed by our suppliers.
Wood Shelving is available in FSC Certified wood.
Renewable and recyclable materials are used whenever possible, without compromising quality, safety or performance standards.
All products are built in North America. It is our commitment to our community and our environment.
Spacefile uses electrostatic powder coat paint.
Powder paint is extremely durable and emits negligible Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
Very little powder coat paint waste is generated. Wasted paint is reclaimed for our Eco-Friendly paint options.
Spacefile is thoughtful about the shipping process and our environmental footprint. Efforts are taken to combine shipments and reduce the number of trucks involved. Shipments are made to the end-user to reduce travel.
All of our skids and packaging materials are reused by Spacefile, our suppliers or are easily recycled.
LEED Project Certification:
About LEED Project Certification
LEED Certification is based on the total point score achieved in five areas to provide a comprehensive approach: Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation and Design, and Sustainable Sites.
Energy and Atmosphere
Credit 1.3 - Optimize Energy Performance:
Spacefile’s demountable fully finished floating floor is designed to support underfloor air distribution. Our high-capacity system offers a smaller footprint, therefore less space is required for storage.
Materials and Resources
Credit 1.2 - Building Reuse:
Most of Spacefile’s products can be reused in the future, contributing to this point on future projects.
Credit 2. - Construction Waste Management:
Spacefile’s packaging materials include recycled cardboard and wood, all of which is easily recycled and reused.
Credit 3 - Resource Reuse:
Spacefile’s systems can be reused, contributing to this point on future projects.
Credit 4 - Recycled Content:
Spacefile utilizes steel that is on average 40% recycled, contributing to this point.
Credit 5 - Regional Materials:
Products may contribute to this point dependent on project location. Spacefile manufactures our product in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Credit 7 - Certified Wood:
Spacefile’s wood shelving is available in FSC certified wood on a special order basis only.
Indoor Environmental Quality
Credit 3.2 - Construction IAQ Management
Plan - Before Occupancy:
Credit 4.5 - Low-Emitting Materials - System
Furniture and Seating:
Innovation and Design
Credit 1 - Innovation in Design:
Exemplary performance points may be achieved when a project substantially exceeds a LEED-CI performance credit.
Credit 2 - LEED Accredited Professional:
Spacefile has LEED Accredited Professionals on staff who participate on projects as required.
This category deals with the proximity to nearby amenities and the geographical location of the building. Spacefile manufactures products for interiors, as such, this is not an applicable category.