Working Environmentally

 Environmental Commitment

CoolGlass is committed to reduce its environmental foot print by constantly monitoring our processes. Our window films are proven to reduce energy usage so it is only natural if we are installing energy efficient products that we should also practice what we install. We try and encourage customers to upgrade their existing windows (if it’s economical to do so) rather than renewing and just condemning them to landfill.

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Our premises have been upgraded with:

  • Rain Water Harvesting
  • Solar PV
  • LED Lighting with occupancy management
  • Increased loft insulation
  • Turning off equipment when not in use rather than using standby

On the Road

Fuel Efficient modern vehicles and smart routing to reduce mileage and emissions, the new van has a much higher Euro emissions rating and features a diesel particulate filter. The use of premium branded fuel with higher octane ratings and added detergents keeps the engine running at optimum for a clean as possible combustion burn.

The use of  summer and winter tyres in the correct seasons to reduce rolling resistance and better longevity, Nitrogen filling of tyres keeps the tyre inflated to the correct pressures longer.

The old and the new. The last van was over 8 years old and had covered over 200,000 miles the new van has an more modern engine increasing fuel efficiency.

The old (background) and the new (foreground). The last van was over 8 years old and had covered over 200,000 miles the new van has a more modern engine increasing fuel efficiency.

Waste Management

  • Waste recycling of all paper and cardboard packaging.
  • Reusing old boxes again and again for use on jobs and finding people who can make use of our boxes.
  • Our bubble wrap is up-cycled to a local manufacturing company to be reused as packing again.
  • Up-cycling old film tubes and end caps by asking if anyone has a secondary use for them.

    Window film tubes & end caps here being used as a fence mounted planting system

    Window film tubes & end caps here being used as a fence mounted planting system after asking on social media if anyone had use for them

  • Efficient smart pre-cutting of window films utilising all the product rather than wasteful onsite as you go cutting.
  • Using washable and reusable cloths for installing rather than disposable paper towel which now only is used for removing layer of grime or dirt.
  • Using the waste protective film liner to create a refuse sack rather than using fresh bin bags on smaller jobs (using a waste item to create a waste carrier)

 

 

A window films protective release liner here laid out as a collecting sheet

A window films protective release liner here laid out as a collecting sheet

Here the liner in tied up into a neat parcel for disposal saving on a black reduce bag being used

Here the liner in tied up into a neat parcel for disposal saving on a black reduce bag being used

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What goes down the drain

  • Using eco-detergents for washing installation cloths and towels

We are constantly looking at ways to minimise waste and reduce energy this process is always ongoing.

 

 

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