Minus Forty works hard to be environmentally responsible
Minus Forty has always worked to be as environmentally sustainable as possible through every aspect of production.
This starts with the power we use in our office and manufacturing plant. More than 20% of the energy used to craft the cooling and freezing products at our factory comes from solar panels mounted on the roof, and we plan to move beyond 30% by the year 2020.
Since much of the power from the grid is not as clean as solar, producing power like this is a tremendous environmental boon.
Our area of the country averages around 300 sunny days per year, so we’re ideally placed to make the most of our solar array.
No HFCs during foaming
The foaming process is vital to properly insulating a cooling unit.
Without the foam air bubbles in some parts of your cooler, it will not be anywhere near as energy efficient as it can be. However, the industry standard is to use hydro-fluorocarbons or HFCs.
If those sound similar to the CFCs once used in hair spray and contributed to the degradation of the ozone layer, it’s because they’re part of the same family.
HFCs are even dangerous to breathe in, which leads to more resource-intensive safety protocols to protect our workers.
Minus Forty is devoted to not destroying any part of the environment, and has thus replaced HFCs with other foaming methods.
Environmentally friendly refrigerant
R290 refrigerant is the best environmental choice we can make right now. As a type of propane, it is not absolutely clean-burning. However, it is a far superior method to the traditional refrigerants such as Freon.
Minus Forty continues to make strides to use the most energy efficient and environmentally responsible materials possible, in an effort to keep the environment as healthy as it can be. After all, being green is a top priority for every responsible business. We only have one Earth to live on.
More responsible customer energy consumption
Minus Forty is not just committed to saving resources and being environmentally friendly within our own walls.
We are also committed to saving your resources too.
This is why Minus Forty products have LED lighting, the best door sealing in the industry and the most energy efficient glass available. Every watt that can be saved is money your business doesn’t spend on resource consumption.
Preserving the environment is what Minus Forty is all about. Save some green by being green.