At Armstrong, we define sustainability as the practice of meeting the needs of today, without compromising those of the future. For us, sustainable design is providing a solution which minimizes the negative impact on the environment.
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Armstrong has been helping the world to implement sustainability strategies over the last twenty years through design excellence integrated with the following engineering principles:
1. Design to reduce investment and improve maintainability
2. Design for the variable speed world we live in
3. Apply Design Envelope concepts in order to reduce risk
4. Adopt a 'whole system' approach to controls
5. Design for the integration of renewable energy sources
These principles support Armstrong’s practice of ECO:nomics. It is defined as helping our clients achieve maximum energy efficiency and performance, resulting in the lowest carbon footprint* at no extra cost.
If every potential customer in North America installed Armstrong heating and cooling systems, they would contribute to reducing GHG emissions by almost 20 million tons per year. This would save approximately 1400 million cubic meters (50,000 million cubic feet) of natural gas and 36 million MWh of electricity . This is equivalent to taking 3.3 million cars off the road.
The term carbon footprint is broken down into two parts - the primary and secondary (indirect) carbon footprint. The primary footprint is a measure of carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, including domestic energy consumption and transportation. The secondary carbon footprint refers to the carbon emissions generated over the life span of the products we use, including the manufacturing, distributing, and the eventual breakdown of the product.