Sustainability

Sustainability

Our Mission

Tate's commitment to sustainability includes goals and actions for continuous improvement in the areas of the environment, customers, community and company. The construction and operation of buildings is a major contributor to global final energy use and energy-related CO2 emissions, so it is increasingly important for companies like ours to take serious actions to foster a better environment. We are constantly investigating and implementing new ways to reduce the environmental impact of our manufacturing process and business operations through improved energy efficiency, automation and environmentally friendly solutions.

Sustainability and Tate Products

Tate products provide many sustainable advantages throughout the construction and operation of a building. During the construction phase, Tate’s Underfloor Service Distribution System allows a reduction in slab-to-slab height, decreasing the amount of required construction materials including eliminating ducts and reducing power and data cable lengths.

In operation, an underfloor HVAC system performs at a much lower pressure and warmer supply temperature than a traditional ducted overhead system, boosting indoor air quality, energy efficiency and personal comfort control. Lower system pressure helps improve energy efficiency through the reduction of mechanical equipment and longer economizer hours. Additionally, the ability to reuse service supply materials such as wires, cables, outlets and diffusers during reconfiguration further improves the lifetime sustainability of any facility.

Our customers enjoy sustainable and high-performance benefits by using Tate solutions in their buildings. Some of those benefits include:

  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Healthier indoor environmental quality
  • Reduction of material use
  • Design possibilities that allow for a more flexible and adaptable built environment
  • Reuse of service distribution materials during reconfiguration

Net Zero Energy

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In 2011 through Kingspan’s Net Zero Energy program, its companies, including Tate, committed globally to matching 100% operational energy with renewable energy by 2020. We are on track to achieve this target through a mix of energy reduction and procurement of certified renewable energy credits. As we reach the successful conclusion of our 10-year Net Zero Energy program in 2020, we are launching a new 10-year Planet Passionate Program.

Planet Passionate

Green Blueprint

Planet Passionate is Kingspan’s current ambitious 10-year global sustainability program that aims to impact three big global issues:

  • Climate change
  • Circularity
  • Protection of our natural world

Through Planet Passionate, we’re playing our part by driving energy and carbon out of our business operations and supply chain, as well as increasing our recycling of rainwater and waste, while also accelerating our participation in the circular economy. By setting challenging targets for ourselves in the areas of energy, carbon, circularity and water, we aim to make significant advances in the sustainability of both our business operations and our products.

Kingspan 2030 Global Commitments

Energy

  • Maintain our net zero energy target
  • Increase our direct use of renewable energy to 60% by 2030
  • Increase our onsite generation of renewable energy to 20% by 2030
  • Install solar PV systems on all owned facilities by 2030

Carbon

  • Net zero carbon manufacturing by 2030
  • 50% reduction in product CO2 intensity from our primary supply partners by 2030
  • Zero emission ready company cars by 2025

Circularity

  • 1 billion PET bottles upcycled into our manufacturing processes by 2025
  • All Quadcore™ insulation to utilize upcycled PET by 2025
  • Zero company waste to landfill by 2030

Water

  • 5 active ocean clean-up projects by 2025
  • 100 million liters of rainwater harvested by 2030

Tate Certifications and Partnerships

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  • ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Certification
  • ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification
  • OHSA 18001:2007 Health & Safety Certification
  • EPA Green Power Partnership, Member
  • United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • GreenGrid
  • Center for the Built Environment at the University of California Berkley, Founding Member

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