Environmental harm is frequently quantified as using carbon dioxide emissions and referred to as a “carbon footprint.” At CNC Software, being green is not just about reducing this carbon footprint, but also about embracing sustainable living methods that preserve the environment.
Emphasis is placed on utilizing mostly clean, renewable sources for energy and reducing overall energy consumption. Strong efforts are made to minimize waste and purchase only high quality, sustainably produced materials. Maintaining our environment is essential to our future, but it is also a passion at CNC Software. Described below are some of the ways in which we seek to minimize our environmental impact.
Geothermal Heating and Cooling
The corporate headquarters is heated and cooled with geothermal heat pumps. Our solar hot water array provides domestic hot water for the building. The excess hot water will boost our geothermal system in the heating season.
On-site Green Power Generation
To offset remaining energy costs, we have three separate solar arrays for a total of 220 kw. We make about 250 megawatt hours per year- 250 MWH. The arrays meet up to two thirds of the building’s electrical demand. All remaining electricity demand is purchased at a green premium and consists of a mix of landfill gas, wind, and hydro generated electricity.
Energy Saving Techniques
On a smaller scale, the building is equipped with:
- Motion sensors and efficient LED and T8 fluorescent lighting.
- Energy efficient windows and doors.
- Low water usage plumbing fixtures.
- A fresh air exchange system with an energy recovery unit.
Other Green Efforts
The CNC Software team is full of environmental enthusiasts! Several of our green community efforts include:
- Electric vehicle charging stations.
- An employee managed composting program.
- Employee gardens which use the compost.
- Company kitchens with glasses, dishes, flatware, and energy efficient dishwashers.
- All Mastercam brochures are printed on FSC certified paper that is a product of sustainably managed forests.