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Mestek and Green

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

We are pleased to announce that Mestek has joined the US Green Building Council.  As a subsidiary of Mestek, Louvers and Dampers is committed to sustainability in our manufacturing processes. 

 “We are continuing to minimize the negative impact our manufacturing facilities and products have on the environment, as well as maximize the use of recycled material content of our products and packaging,” said Mike Binkholder, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.   

Today fully 30% of the material content of the steel and up to 50% of the material content of the aluminum extrusion we purchase is recycled material.  Additionally, most of our corrugated containers have at least 50% recycled content, and suppliers located within a 500 mile radius of our Florence, KY facility are given preference as part of our ongoing effort to reduce our carbon footprint.


To Mestek, going green means more than utilizing recycled raw materials and recycling byproducts of our manufacturing process. 

 “For years L&D has lead the industry in introducing more energy efficient products,” said Binkholder.   

Our line of “Mini” fire/smoke dampers has the lowest pressure drop in the industry.  The MR, “mini” fire/smoke damper, has blades in the airstream, which contributes to greater efficiency of the HVAC/R system and thus reduces energy consumption in high performance buildings.  Low leakage control dampers were pioneered by L&D to reduce conditioned air from escaping the building envelope, further reducing energy consumption. 


“New product development is underway to provide more energy efficient products as well as innovative applications of our louver products to reduce heat load on east and west exposures,” said Binkholder


We are proud to be a part of the US Green Building Council, and would welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how our products can contribute to your buildings energy efficiency.  We are committed to helping our customer’s reach “Net Zero” energy usage by the year 2030!