Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Supporting a Green Built Future

Morso USA has recently joined The U.S. Green Building Council, a 501(c) (3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

While Morso US is a new national USGBC member, many authorized Morso dealers - -are active members in their local USGBC chapters. Supporting a green built future is one of the many steps Morso is taking to fulfill their “thinking-green” mission that includes recycling, company-wide conservation practices, and advancing clean-burning technology.

The USGBC and local chapters have the important responsibility of certifying a green building, administering LEED certification, as well as hosting professional and community educational courses, workshops, and networking events. Members include architects, designers, builders, environmental educators, green building material/furnishing manufacturers, and many other green building related service providers.

Craig Shankster, president of Morso NA, describes a few ways that this green-wise wood stove manufacturer demonstrates environmentally-responsible practices. “Instead of using high-tech machinery to build new high-quality cast iron wood stoves, highly trained individuals handcraft each stove using 98 percent recycled material. Eighty percent of the energy consumed at the Morso production facility in Denmark comes from renewable sources -- 69 percent wind and 11 percent bio gas -- and the Morso U.S. Portland, TN headquarters’ electric power is also generated from 100 percent renewable energy.”

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