Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Wolf and Gardiner Wolf Furniture is determined to do what we can to help the environment. Here are some examples of the ways we're "thinking green."
- Altering our hours of operation in all locations.
- Using motion sensitive lights in our warehouse and compact flourescent bulbs in our showroom.
- Reducing the use of paper & plastic products.
- Recycling glass, paper, plastic and various packing materials.
- Delivery trucks are equipped with high efficiency diesel engines with goverened speed limits and auto idle shut-off.
- Aligning ourselves with "Green" suppliers with the same goals.
- It's just a small part of what we do to bring quality, name brand home furnishings to your home in a more eco-friendly way.
Wolf and Gardiner Wolf Furniture Invests in Energy Efficiency
In a continuing effort to be an environmentally conscious company, Wolf and Gardiner Wolf Furniture is converting to more efficient and environmentally friendly lighting in their showrooms. Incandescent 75 watt and 90 watt track lighting fixtures will be replaced with much "greener" 12 watt LED lights in ten of Wolf's locations. Energy savings of these 10 stores combined will be 536.82 KW, totaling over 2,254,618.80 kilowatt-hours per year. That is enough energy to power 194 average homes for a year. CO2 emissions will be reduced by 1,714 tons per year.
Most of Wolf and Gardiner Wolf Furniture retail showrooms are over 40,000 square feet and have thousands of specialized lighting fixtures. This is a large investment for the company, but according to CEO, Doug Wolf, “It’s our obligation to be environmentally responsible. Over time our investment will pay off with a substantial difference in both energy usage and expense.” Wolf Furniture uses OnDEMAND; a Western PA based energy solutions company, to consult on energy matters for their stores.
Newer Wolf and Gardiner Wolf Furniture showrooms have carbon dioxide sensors that adjust their heating and cooling use based on the number of occupants in the building. Other recent improvements include efficient diesel engines used in their delivery vehicles, and recycling packing waste and other material in their warehouse. “Making these small changes will save money and help improve the environment for our children and grandchildren”, said Wolf.