Green News Spec

LED Lighting Retrofit Completed

Dec 2018
All lighting in both the Spec™ office and plant is now converted to LED! The estimated annual reduction in electricity consumption is 205,000 kilowatt-hours, which represents a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions equal to 153 MT of CO2e.  
The majority of work areas are now twice as bright, and our building's exterior lighting is significantly improved for enhanced safety. 

Putting Waste In Its Place

Jul 2018

Waste management is important to us. With the latest initiative to put waste where it belongs in order to minimize our impact on the environment, Spec has conducted informative sessions on waste management for its employees, and has also set up resources and processes to see this initiative through from beginning to end. As a result, Spec reduced the overall garbage going to the compactor in the first half of 2018 by 58% compared to the same time last year!

Every Fabric Waste Counts

Apr 2018

Q1 has been busy for Spec Green Team! The new arrangements with our waste management company allow Spec to supply 2-3 metric tons of fabric cut-off waste per month to a facility that uses these materials as fuel to generate electricity. We have also found a few local schools that use our excess fabric rolls in their arts programs. Finally, the cardboard cores from spent fabric rolls are collected and returned to our fabric suppliers for re-use.