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June 22, 2017

Go Green

Go Green | Green Facts | Recycle
What is Green?

The practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources such as energy, water and materials.

Reducing building impacts on human health and the environment.

Better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal.

The complete building life cycle.


Ward Lumber Mission Statement

Corporate Mission Statement:
To be the best lumber manufacturing and building supply company in the Northeast by providing quality products, professional services and value to our customers.

Green Mission Statement:
To educate our customers and ourselves on green building practices and providing a variety of products including products that are manufactured in a responsible way and/or that increase the energy efficiency with which buildings use resources such as energy, water & materials.

Ward Lumber Green Facts
  • Our Wood boiler that heats our dry kilns and sawmill celebrated its 10th birthday in January, 2008.
    By burning sawdust we have saved over 2.1 million gallons of oil from being consumed in 10 years.
    Pine is renewable in 50-80 years, adds a negligible amount of sulfur dioxide to the atmosphere versus burning coal or oil, and adds no NET CO2 to the atmosphere (burning fossil fuels does).
  • Ward Lumber has been environmentally responsible for a long time, and we continue to strive to find ways to be greener!
    We replaced our store light bulbs with CFL bulbs.
    We recycle computer toner cartridges.
    We use recycled paper.
    We reduce paper use by electronically scanning and emailing versus copying.
    We turn off our computers at night to save energy.
  • Ward Lumber’s Maintenance Department heats our garages with used oil from our trucks, loaders and other equipment.
    We also accept used oil from our employees from their vehicle oil changes and reuse.
    If you would like to donate your used car oil for our Maintenance Dept. to reuse, please call the Maintenance Dept. in Jay at 946-7535.
  • Ward Lumber is a Certified Green Dealer!
    What this means is that our employees have been thoroughly trained on green building and green products, and that we are a certified source of information about GREEN for you!

Ward Lumber is a Certified Green Dealer!
What this means is that our employees have been thoroughly trained on green building and green products, and that we are a certified source of information about GREEN for you!

Recycling efforts at Ward Lumber

Ward Lumber has reduced our waste stream by 60% over the last three years. We are striving to reach Jay Ward’s goal of a 2/3 reduction in our waste stream through reusing, reducing and recycling.

Ward Lumber’s efforts to reduce our waste stream and increase recycling was captured in the video at the right.

 

Green Vendors
  • ArxxEnergy Star Logo
    Awarded — ARXX ICF is New York State approved, UL tested and has been awarded Healthy House by the American Lung Association for an “Outstanding Green Product”.
  • Lincoln Windows
    Lincoln Windows is committed to environmental stewardship. As responsible corporate citizens, we are dedicated to manufacturing energy efficient products and managing our resources in a manner that reduces our impact on the Environment… Lincoln Windows
  • Merillat Cabinets
    Merillat, as part of the Masco company, is a world leader in the manufacture of kitchen cabinets.

    We believe it is the duty of every leader to be responsible for the planet that nurtures and sustains us. As one of the world’s largest kitchen cabinet manufacturers, we believe we have a sacred trust to preserve and protect our environment.

    We do this by implementing aggressive policies that safeguard the health, safety and environments in which we live and work, as well as by ensuring our responsible use of the world’s natural resources... Merillat
  • TimberTech
    TimberTech composite decking and railing products offer an attractive, low-maintenance, extremely durable and cost-effective alternative to popular and often chemically treated woods like redwood and cedar.

    And, because TimberTech products will not splinter, warp or fade the way wood does, they dramatically reduce the wasteful cycle of repair and replacement and eliminate the frequent application of paint, sealers and stains that could be potentially harmful to the environment.

    TimberTech wood composite products are manufactured with recycled wood waste that would otherwise go into landfills.

    TimberTech recycles water (during the manufacturing process) through a closed loop water system.

    Scrap products are reclaimed and put back in the manufacturing process.

    Skids, corrugate and product dust are recycled.

    Unlike wood, TimberTech products are a one-time purchase for most homeowners with a limited 25-year residential warranty.

    TimberTech products do not require painting, staining or sealing.

    All of these qualities are not only better for the environment, they actually enhance a home’s performance and appearance by reducing maintenance costs and thereby raising its overall value.