HOW WE IMPLEMENT SUSTAINABILITY
We are conscious of the importance of sustainability and strive to continually improve our operations with this in mind. Munster Joinery use 100% green energy. Wind turbines and biomass CHP power our manufacturing plant and we have robust recycling and water treatment practices in place.
At Munster Joinery we recognise the increasing importance of waste management and recycling in the joinery industry. We have a dedicated ‘waste management and recycling’ division. As a company we are fully self reliant in dealing with all waste and packaging products and all recyclable materials on site. We have also developed an integrated approach to resource efficiency to ensure the most effective use of natural resources.
We consider sustainability in the selection of the materials that go into our products. The Life Cycle analysis of our products examines environmental impacts due to extraction, production, embodied energy, durability and service life, maintenance and repair, end of life disposal. We are in the process of developing and publishing EPDs for all our products.
We are conscious of the need to reduce our carbon footprint and manage our natural resources effectively. Our production facility in Ballydesmond gets much of it’s day to day power needs from 2 wind turbines with an electrical output of 4.2 megawatts and a Biomass steam turbine with an electrical output of 2.8 megawatts. The wind turbines are capable of powering 2,260 homes annually. The installation will easily achieve annual savings of over 9,000 tonnes of carbon emissions showing Munster Joinery’s commitment to protecting our environment.