SentrySafe works hard to come up with new ways to lower our impact on the environment. Tell us how you pitch in to help keep our earth safe on Twitter using #keepearthsafe for a chance to win a fire-resistant safe. A winner will announced on Twitter Friday April 25th at 10 AM EST!
SentrySafe creates peace of mind around the world by providing people a reliable way to protect the things that matter most to them and their family. But there are things we wish we could protect that don’t really fit in a safe—like our environment. That’s why SentrySafe extends our commitment, not only in the products we make, but the way we make them.
You’ve probably heard that replacing the lights in your home with a more energy efficient light bulb can help you protect the environment, but you may wonder just what type of impact a little light can have? In our case, it’s a small change with a big impact on how much we affect the environment. When we installed LED lights in our warehouses and parking lots, we achieved a huge energy savings. Between these facilities, SentrySafe saved approximately 150,584 kwh per year and reduced an average of 150 kw a day with the new lighting and controls put in place. This will help SentrySafe to reduce carbon emissions by roughly 106 metric tons a year. That’s the same as taking 22 passenger vehicles off the road or the electricity used in about 16 homes in one year!
Last year, SentrySafe also reconfigured our chilled water system including the installation of a larger buffer tank. These changes saved more than 98,800 kwh and 15.8 kw and reduced approximately 69.7 metric tons of carbon emissions annually. That’s the same amount of emissions created by consuming 162 barrels of oil!
Recycling is also a huge part of the SentrySafe culture! It’s a clear solution for reducing our contribution to landfills and emissions created by incinerators. Last year SentrySafe recycled approximately 341,447 lbs. of plastic, 3,112,340 lbs. of metal, 303,440 lbs. of cardboard and 6,033 gallons of oil/coolant!
So now that you know some of the things we did last year to help protect our environment, we want to know what did you do? Join us on Twitter using #keepearthsafe to tell us one thing you did last year to help the environment for a chance to win a fire-resistant safe! We’ll announce a winner Friday April 25th at 10:00 AM EST