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Milestones

On the way to sustainability

2016
Measure: Energy-efficient refurbishment of buildings – heat insulation of flat roofs of production halls
Effect: Reduction of heat consumption
Measure: Energy-efficient refurbishment of buildings – replacement of windows in production halls
Effect: Reduction of heat consumption
2015
Measure: Renovation of the compressed air supply and installation of a compressed air management system
Effect: Saving of electricity
2014
Measure: Heat recovery from waste heat from the powder-coating unit
Effect: Reduction of heat consumption
Measure: Energy optimization of the data processing centre (server virtualization)
Effect: Saving of electricity
Measure: Energy-efficient refurbishment of office building wing 2
Effect: Reduction of heat consumption
2013
Measure: Modernization of the hall heating in the wood workshop
Effect: Saving of thermal energy
Measure: Introduction of a company health management system
Effect: improvement of health and well-being
2012
Measure: Exchanging some lorries from the company‘s vehicle fleet for lorries in compliance with the EURO 5 standard
Effect: Reduction of fuel consumption as well as of exhaust gas and noise emissions
Measure: Exchanging parts of the compressed air system for energysaving compressors complying with modern standards
Effect: Reduction of energy consumption
Measure: Exchanging parts of the compressed air system for energysaving compressors complying with modern standards
Effect: Reduction of energy consumption
Measure: Certification acc. to ISO 14025 for the preparation of Type III EPDs
Effect: Publication of environmental impacts caused by Wiesner-Hager series products in the form of EPD Type III documents
Measure: Energetic renovation of the office building
Effect: Saving of heat energy
Measure: Certification acc. to ISO 14025 for the preparation of Type III EPDs
Effect: Disclosure of the environmental effects presented by Wiesner-Hager products in the form of Type III EPD documents
2011
Measure: Preparation of Type III EPDs Automatic, SAP-aided preparation of life cycle assessment of all Wiesner-Hager products
Effect: Buying decision aid for customers and architects
2010
Measure: Preparation of first company-related life cycle assessment
Effect: Investigation of environmental impacts of the company from cradle to gate
2009
Measure: Pretreatment plant for metal parts featuring 3-step cascade flushing technology
Effect: Reduction of water consumption and accumulation of wastewater
2008
Measure: Changeover of stacker operation from diesel to electric drive
Effect: Reduction of exhaust gas and noise emissions on the factory premises
2007
Measure: Introduction of an energy management system
Effect: Reduction of electricity, compressed air and heat consumption
2005
Measure: Modernisation of powder coating plant by installing a quick colour change system
Effect: Reduction of overspray losses
2002
Measure: Replacement of solvent-based upholstery gue by water-based materials
Effect: Reduction of solvent emissions
1999
Measure: Introduction of an environmental management system including certification acc. to ISO 14001
Effect: Harmonisation of environmental management system with quality management system ISO 9001
1998
Measure: Installation of a wood chip extraction plant with variable and controlled extraction capacity
Effect: High electricity and heat savings, reduced dust loads due to improved separation efficiency
1996
Measure: Introduction of an environmental management system acc. to EMAS
Effect: Integration and systematisation of the company's environmental activities, improvement of accident prevention
1995
Measure: Installation of a modern automatic large-surface painting machine with overspray recovery
Effect: Reduction of paint consumption and paint sludge accumulation
Measure: Changeover to UV water-based paint in wood lacquering
Effect: Almost complete elimination of solvent emissions
Measure: Installation of a paint recovery plant via ultrafiltration in chair lacquering
Effect: Raw material savings of paint, no more solid waste (paint sludge)
1992
Measure: Installation of a central wastewater treatment plant for wastewater containing inorganic substances (from metal fabrication)
Effect: Minimisation of contaminant load in wastewater
Measure: Consideration of ecological criteria in product development
Effect: Raw material savings through product adjustment, recycling of materials due to separability into mono-material parts
Measure: First preparation of an input-output analysis
Effect: Making energy and material flows transparent, revealing waste of material
1991
Measure: Change from liquid coating to powder coating in metal fabrication
Effect: Raw material savings through overspray recovery, no more solvent emissions

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