During the planning of our new factory building, we had been consciously considering ecological principles and did realize them when building the new project in the year 2006. The following criteria have been especially observed:
Location: The board of directors decided in favour of a property situated less than 1km from the old company headquarters and centrally located in the city, thus not far from home for most of our staff. Another great advantage is the new Underground Station in Wallensteinstraße, only about 800m away. In order to keep the individual traffic as low as possible, the management rejected other offers for lower cost, budget properties at the periphery of the town.
So that our staff-members are motivated to leave their cars at home, they get reimbursed half of the ticket-price for public transport – that is true also for those who come by train.
Heating and illumination: By connecting our factory to the community heating of the City of Nuremberg, we have consciously eliminated having our own oil heating. This environmental-friendly heat supply is technically always up-to-date and an important factor of the City of Nuremberg.
Using electricity consciously and economically is also of top priority in our premises. Right from the planning stage we attached great importance to making the utmost use of daylight as well as installing in the factory and administration offices low current lighting appliances. In order to motivate our staff additionally to consume electric power moderately, a program has been installed by which the reduced costs in electricity are reimbursed to all our staff-members.
Ecological standards: During the planning stages the many possibilities to efficiently insulate our buildings were taken into consideration. With modern insulation it has been possible to eliminate air-conditioning systems so that during the summer months no energy has to be wasted for cooling the building.
Moreover there are other ecological principles we constantly pay attention to. For example:
- Waste management - especially disposing of problematic waste
like toners, remains of adhesive and glues, etc.
- The da Vinci Car Pool - we only purchase vehicles economical in petrol and diesel consumption
and corresponding to the latest exhaust regulations.
Many further details, all of them being a commitment to living the ecological ideal in themselves, are essential aspects of our company’s philosophy.
Thank you for your interest in da Vinci Brushes.