Premier's Green Advantage Program
Premier Industrial Supply, Inc. (Premier) is committed to not only excellent products and services, but also the environment. We strive to be a leader in the global quest to be a "green" user of this planet and it's environment.
The world is changing in its recognition on the effects of the construction industry on the environment. There is a genuine increase in the awareness and supply of "green" goods, services, and standards within the construction industry.
Premier Industrial, Inc. is leading the way in providing products and solutions that follow these standards. Premier is committed to developing our products and standards consistent with the progression of an "eco-friendly" world.
How are we Green?
There is no single definition of what being "Green" means, but we understand the value of a more environmentally responsible attitude and practices. We are following the lead of two nationally accepted standards in the building industry
Premier Industrial's Green products will meet and exceed the "green" standards set forth by these, and many more new and existing standards.
Two Main Points
Our "Green" series of sealants & adhesives are beneficial to the environment at two levels:
- Minimizing the adverse effects pollutants have on the environment
- Increasing a building's efficiency.
Increasing a building's efficiency is made possible by reducing the amount of heat loss (or intrusion) by sealing cracks, seams, and other openings. The environmental effect reduction is made possible by our extremely low VOC (volatile organic compounds) levels. All Premier's "Green" products have VOC levels less than that required by the national standards. To learn more have a look at our "VOC Regulations" Summary.
Beyond the Obvious
Not only do the products listed above follow a "green" standards, we at Premier Industrial Supply go beyond the obvious. For instance, the plastic tubes/cartridges that our sealants and adhesives are filled in are made with post-recycled product, and we encourage our customers to follow a "recycling" program.
Next, our "attitudes" are consistent with green and eco-friedly practice, and we encourage our staff, staff, suppliers and distribution force to follow suit. We even have recently changed some of our suppliers to those who meet these standards.
Even much of our marketing material and printed products that utilize eco-friendly practices. For instance, one of our large printers uses environmentally friendly "soy inks" as opposed to the traditional petroleum-based inks. They also use very low to zero VOC coatings, where hazardous AQ and UV were the norm in older and "cheaper" print methods.
To Be Continued
As the environment needs us more every year, Premier Industrial is on the constant lookout to be as environmentally friendly as possible. If you have any comments, feedback or better, any ideas, please contact us . . . we'd love to hear from you!