Anova has been creating environmentally friendly products since
1970. To meet our customers’ expectations for high-design, high-quality
products that also help them achieve their sustainable goals, Anova adheres to the following practices:
- Offering items that contribute to LEED certification
- Adopting environmentally sustainable processes and items
- Utilizing a high degree of recycled materials when possible
- Accelerating development of items which utilize recycled materials
- Increasing the number of offerings that encourage recycling
Our recycled plastic lumber has a 95% recycled content by weight with at least
90% of that coming from post consumer content. This recycled plastic lumber
does not emit or contain any VOC materials, and is considered to be low or
non-toxic. On average, the steel used in our products is made of 70% recycled
material and our aluminum extrusions are 85% recycled material.
Bike racks enable specifiers to obtain LEED certification and credit requirements
for their projects that qualify as “Alternative Transportation, Bicycle Friendly
Site Planning”. Smoking control products provide credits in the “Environmental
Tobacco Smoke Control” category by allowing means to locate smoking areas a
safe distance from entrances and other non-smoking places. Anova
also contributes to LEED certification credits by manufacturing products out of
recycled metals and plastics.
Recyclable / Long Lasting Products
The metals and plastic used on Anova products not only contain
recycled content, but can be recycled, as well. The natural wood and stone
material found on various products in the line can also be recycled. Many of
our products break down into components to make recycling easier. Anova
designs products with high quality, low maintenance materials and
finishes. For example, products with our exclusive proprietary Fusion
Advantage coating clean without chemicals and still maintain a durable,
high-gloss look. Most importantly, our products are built to last a very long
time. Going well beyond the 5- or 7-year warranty, many customers have had
our products in service for more than 20 years. That long life translates into
minimized environmental impact.
Environmentally Sustainable Processes and Systems
Anova is constantly working to improve efficiencies in our
production processes to reduce both energy consumption and scrap. In 2007,
we changed from anodized coating to polyester powder coating in order to
reduce pollutants created during the coating process. We also added reclaiming
filters to our powder coating lines which reduce the amount of wasted material.
Anova manufacturing locations are centrally located in the Midwest.
Nearly all product components come from suppliers less than 200 miles from
our facilities. A majority of products ship to job sites within a 500 mile radius of
one or both of our locations. Most Anova products ship in recyclable
cardboard and/or recycled skids.