Keeping Green In Mind
Being a sustainable business and considering your environmental impact on the world does not have to mean being an environmental activist. It means breaking down the services your company provides and really considering the environmental impact it has and implementing methods to lesson and/or improve that impact without the need to be radical.
From the beginning Jeff Patch, President of Premium Panels, Inc. has focused on building a company driven to provide customers with the ultimate experience in service and products. What isn’t as publicized, is the company’s dedication to being Green. Jeff took the time at the start to consider his products and how his company could be a sustainable company, without impacting quality or service. A large percentage of all the materials Premium Panels buys is recycled. Jeff has maintained the mentality that his business should “leave the smallest footprint as possible” from the very beginning and that even the little things can make a difference.
Furthermore, Premium Panels recycles all for their metal scraps from their projects, along with offering their clients the ability to bring their scrap metal to their facility to be recycled. Jeff explained that “metal can be reused, and reused, it doesn’t need to be new” which allows Premium Panels the opportunity to provide an exceptional product to their clients while keeping Green.
Not only is Premium Panels conscious of their environmental impact, but the product they provide can also help their clients be more sustainable. Metal roofing has the ability (with proper insulation) to cut a buildings energy bill significantly. The metal panels reflect the heat back into the atmosphere, unlike tile and asphalt roofing which can trap heat from a hot day for hours after the sun has gone down, hindering the house from quickly cooling off in the evenings.
A few years ago, Premium Panels had the opportunity to work with Urban Green Development group on the project, known as The Green Cube home. It was LEED Platinum certified, and one of the first of its kind in the area. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and concentrates its efforts on improving performance across five areas of environmental and human health: energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, materials selection, sustainable site development and water savings.
Colorado is currently ranked fifth in the nation for LEED green building and with businesses, such as Premium Panels, providing green sustainable products, more of us can keep green in mind whatever our future endeavors may be.