Lower Carbon Footprint

Can a company achieve a lower carbon footprint without high capital costs, or sacrificing workplace comfort? Camfil has shown the answer is “yes.” Companies can achieve a dramatically lower carbon footprint by taking simple steps that not only reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from burning fossil fuels, but produce significant savings of natural resources, too. You might say our lower carbon footprint saves green as well as green-backs!

Everything we do leaves our mark on the environment. Our goal is to lighten your impact, by bringing to market products such as our 30/30, Hi-Flo and Durafil ES filters, which immediately lower the amount of energy consumed by the HVAC system while they are in service. And because these 5-star premium filters stay in  service longer the total number of filters purchased per year – every year – is less. That’s a strategy for lower carbon footprint that pays bottom-line dividends immediately – and continuously.

Using fewer filters is one tangible and critical advantage of Camfil’s “green filter” technology. Using fewer filters means fewer trucks moving product from manufacturing plant to user location. And because there’s a reduction in cartons, fewer trees are cut, and additional fossil fuel
and water conservation are achieved through reductions in the manufacturing of cardboard.

A lower carbon footprint is what every environmentally conscious company aspires to now. There are many ways to achieve it. Ours is one of the easiest, and fastest. And it has cost control advantages no other strategy can equal.

To learn more about achieving a lower carbon footprint, talk with your Camfil representative.

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Longer Filter Life Helps Reduce Filter Waste

According to EPA, Americans generate more than 251 million tons of municipal solid waste annually – the equivalent of  4.6 pounds of waste per person, per day based on 2006 population estimates.  Of the various MSW strategies available, source reduction clearly has the greatest long-term potential for lowering America’s waste burden.

Source reduction involves altering the design, manufacture, or use of products to reduce the total volume of discarded material.  It includes strategies to reduce filter waste, among many other things.  Source reduction is often viewed as more compelling than recycling, since it is the only strategy synonymous with preventing waste, rather than managing it once it’s created.

Source reduction is a guiding principle for Camfil Green Filter technology. Camfil 5-star premium filters are engineered specifically to deliver longer filter life and reduce filter waste.

Longer filter life means there’s less frequent change-out, which immediately lowers labor cost, disposal cost, and dunnage.  Our 5-Star premium filters last 50-100% longer than economy products. During a 5-year period, a 24,000 cfm HVAC system using Camfil 5-Star premium filters could reduce filter waste – the number of filters added to the landfill – burden by 56%.

Landfills are a visible reminder of why source reduction should be part of US environmental strategy. They consume up to 3,500 additional acres of land each year and emit significant quantities of methane, an explosive greenhouse gas 20 times more harmful than carbon dioxide.

In Canada, landfills generate over 25% of the methane emissions caused by human activity, sending 1.2 million tons of this gas into the atmosphere each year. Because the global warming effect of methane is 21 times greater than carbon dioxide, this is equal to greenhouse gas emissions from more than six million cars. Clearly, there are compelling reasons to reduce filter waste, and to support initiatives that make filter waste reduction an important part of buying decisions.

Camfil 5-Star premium filters offer longer filter life because the design characteristics (low resistance to airflow, etc.) that produce energy savings, also allow the filter to remain in service longer, without compromising filter performance. In addition, our pleating and media surface area configurations ensure the entire filter pack is fully used in the collection of contaminant, eliminating the risk of premature blinding or failure.

Improve IAQ with Higher Filter Efficiency

Our premium filters improve IAQ by providing higher filter efficiency throughout their service life in the air handling unit. This is in marked contrast with filter efficiency profiles that decline quickly, and continuously over time.

The mission of air filters is to improve IAQ and protect people and processes. Therefore, effective particle removal is essential. Every 5-star premium “green” filter uses fine fiber media whose higher filter efficiency comes from the quality, composition and orientation of the fibers.

This contrasts with competitive product that try to improve IAQ using coarse fiber media that relies on a high electrostatic charge. The charge provides high initial efficiency, but typically drops 2-3 MERV rating categories while in service, due to the physics of electrostatic decay. Camfil filters deliver higher, rated MERV efficiency from time of installation to time of replacement.

Numerous field tests have been completed using our CamField Lab and In-Situ Testing technology to demonstrate the superior ability of Camfil filters to improve IAQ and deliver higher filter efficiency over time.  For details, contact your Camfil representative.

Healthcare spending in the U.S. exceeds $2.7 trillion annually. If you could improve IAQ and reduce airborne viruses and bacteria, the savings in productivity, reduced absenteeism, and health insurance costs could be substantial.  The higher filter efficiency of Camfil  premium filters makes this possible.  Get details now.

Reduce HVAC Costs

The Total Cost of Ownership for using air filters in your HVAC systems involves several elements, including the filters, installation and removal cost, disposal, and energy. Of these costs, energy is 60-80% of the total.

Buying filters on a unit price basis can save a few dollars up-front, while not doing anything to reduce HVAC costs related to energy.

Camfil filters can reduce HVAC costs by 25-50% vs. standard low cost air filters. Camfil is the world’s largest provider and purchaser of air filter media. Our filtration medias are specifically engineered to reduce HVAC costs for energy.

Filters are manufactured using components and processes developed by Camfil engineers, and built at our own advanced machining center. Years of intensive testing in our laboratories and field installations goes into verifying energy performance for every filter product.

Life Cycle Costing (LCC) software, developed by Camfil in 1992, has helped thousands of customers reduce HVAC costs by choosing the optimum filter.

LCC calculates total cost of ownership based on real life filter performance, rather than simplistic mathematical models. This allows discussions of filter alternatives based on science, rather than guesswork.

Energy – The Air Filter Impact

  • North American businesses spend $450 billion annually for energy.
  • About 60% of that – $270 billion – is HVAC-related.
  • If all these facilities used Camfil filters to reduce HVAC costs, and energy was
    reduced by 10%, $27 billion would be saved every year.
  • World energy consumption is projected to increase 40-50% by 2010 (US Dept. of Energy).