Green Design

GREEN DESIGN

Lauriermax recognizes the importance of protecting the environment and managing resources in a responsible manner. It is a matter of making the earth a healthier place to live for future generations. We have long cared about environmental issues. Over time, we have taken a number of measures to improve our energy use and reduce the amount of waste produced during our operations. Our product development team is now working on making our product selection greener, and will introduce a wider range of green products in years to come. However, our best environmental asset is probably the durability of our products. We promise that our kitchen furniture will last for a long, long time. Our most environemental friendly products are identified with this logo:

RECYCLING

Lauriermax implemented a waste management system years ago that allows us to recycle roughly all our paper and wood fiber waste. Recycling has been part of the Lauriermax culture from the very beginning. Paper and cardboard are recycled into new paper fiber, while wood shavings are used for animal bedding. Wood dust is recycled into fuel for other plants.

OPTIMIZATION

Though we are proud of our waste management system, we prefer to continue optimizing the use of raw material in order to produce less waste. This is what motivated us to purchase computer-operated machines and optimization software that help produce more output from the same amount of raw material.

GREEN ENERGY

Thanks to Quebec's green energy, Lauriermax produces fewer greenhouse gases during its manufacturing process than most comparable North American manufacturers. Lauriermax uses electricity to operate all its machinery and equipment. Quebec electricity is often known as the greenest in the world: 96% of electricity used in the province is hydroelectricity, a type of energy that produces very low levels of greenhouse gas emissions and no dangerous nuclear waste. The heating system at the Lauriermax plant uses a combination of natural gas and hydroelectricity, which are currently the greenest energy sources available to us.