Green Before Green Became Popular
Years before the current focus on environment friendly products and living, Harry Clark of Oakland, CA has been working towards a better tomorrow. We had adjusted our business practice to be more green focused, while offering Energy Star® approved product solutions for our customers that save on the environment. Learn more about our what we do to make a better tomorrow:
Meet Jack Yeager. Jack has been visiting the Bay Area Contractors for 50 years recycling metals. Jack, a Holocaust Survivor, lived in the woods of Poland during World War II. During that time, Jack learned not to waste anything. Today at over 80 years old, he still visits our families shop and continues his recycling tradition. Iím happy to say, it is a way of life that he has passed on. We recycle paper, cardboard, metals, batteries, print cartridges, mercury thermostats, refrigerate gases and more weekly.
Reducing are Carbon Footprint
Our company reduced half of its vehicle standard size to mini vans starting in 1995. We are using mapping programs and GPS to reduce traveling. We installed a hi-efficient lighting system for our warehouse, and of course, we have Energy Star thermostats, heating systems and air conditioners. We installed Toto Eco Drake toilets to save water. We are considering Solar to supplement our electric needs.
Air conditioning refrigerants were discovered as one component damaging our atmosphere. Today refrigerants R-410a, and Puron are ideal replacements for R-22. Our air conditioning technicians are EPA certified to work with these refrigerants. All R-22 is reclaimed and sent back to DuPont for recycling.
Saving water is also saving energy. Water is stored in reservoirs both above and below ground. There is a system of canals and piping that use gravity for flow. Most water is pump several times at different points. Saving water saves the energy used for pumping.
Jack Yeager & Blake Marshall recycling
metals in 2009