"It's not enough just to produce better products. We have to produce products better. It's a job that never ends."
Quality Control Manager and ECO-Built Advocate for The Eagle Group
Go Green. Go ECO-Built by Eagle.
Eco-Built is how we at Eagle describe our efforts to
manufacture our products in an environmentally conscious
way, the same way our customers are focusing their attention
on their environmental impact. It's an ongoing commitment to
incremental improvements in our manufacturing processes
and facilities to conserve materials and energy while reducing emissions.
Eco-Built is also a process. It's how we at Eagle set goals for significant reductions in energy consumption, materials usage, and emissions, then create plans to meet those goals. Along the way, we continually monitor progress and continue to push the ball forward. Eco-Built doesn’t hinder product development or force compromises. To the contrary, ECO-Built helps us make our products better.
We have installed a 207 kilowatt rooftop solar electric system. To put this in a green perspective, the electricity generated by this system will eliminate the need to produce that same amount of electricity from fossil fuel sources, which will eliminate the emission of 336 tons of carbon dioxide annually. Click here to view PDF
ECO-Built in action.
Eco-Built in action means the elimination of the annealing process to draw deep sink bowls, a single action that resulted in annual reductions of 1,230 megawatt hours of electricity, 12.7 million cubic feet of hydrogen (consumed and emitted), 42.4 million cubic feet of nitrogen (consumed and emitted), and 10 million gallons of water consumed. It means investing a half million dollars on a new energy-reflective white roof on the Eagle plant. It means finding an alternative to vapor degreasing, thus eliminating the vapor emissions and disposal of 500 gallons of trichloroethylene annually. Eco-Built in action even means reducing water consumption with waterless urinals.
ECO-Built is an important part of The Eagle Advantage
The numbers don't lie. Eagle's efforts to consume less, emit less and conserve more are beginning to bear fruit. The tree to the left shows just some of what we now accomplish each year.
The advantages may be invisible. But when you see the label you'll know the product you purchase has been produced in the Eagle plant, under the principles that drive the Eco-Built program. For restaurants and other institutions concerned about meeting their own green standards, buying Eco-Built is simply the right thing to do.