Space to breathe

Spacesaver creates products that inspire smarter, more responsible uses of space. But sustainability encompasses more than just creating quality products. It is a commitment to protect and give back to our local and global community through environmentally friendly manufacturing practices and corporate stewardship. At Spacesaver Corporation we respect the environment and strive to preserve the availability of natural resources for future generations. We don't just create space-saving solutions; we create space to breathe.

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Sustainable Practices

We don't just design, engineer and manufacture products with sustainability in mind. At Spacesaver Corporation we respect the environment and strive to preserve the availability of natural resources for future generations, through our manufacturing practices and corporate environmental stewardship.

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Waste Management

Over the last several years, Spacesaver Corporation has executed various waste management and reduction activities to protect both human health and the local environment.

  • Annual Air emissions inventory is completed with State of Wisconsin DNR and the EPA
  • Waste oil from machines are sent to an oil recycling facility
  • Waste oil from steel is skimmed off the top of wash bins and sent to an oil recycling facility
  • Raw Steel (bare or galvanized) and aluminum scrap from the fabrication process is collected and picked up by a recycler
  • Painted product scrap is segregated from raw steel and picked up by a recycler
  • Corrugated packaging, newspapers, magazines, office and production paper are recycled
  • PC Board, LCD and CRT Monitor Recycling is available onsite
  • Controls in painting process reclaim about 75% of the over sprayed powder.
  • Unusable wood is picked up by a recycler
  • Paper check stubs have been eliminated
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Natural Resources Conservation

In order to preserve the availability of natural resources for future generations, we at Spacesaver take precautions both locally and globally.

  • We strive to preserve water quality and quantity with a reverse osmosis water treatment process on-site, which discharges potable processing water. This has reduced the amount of sanitary discharge to the city water treatment facility by 20,000 gallons a day.
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  • Water is recycled in the paint washer process
  • Water is adjusted for pH in a pretreatment process before it is discharged to the City of Fort Atkinson's Wastewater Treatment Facility for final treatment
  • Spacesaver uses a chemical low in phosphates in all powder coat paint lines
  • Spacesaver provides volunteer support time to organizations focused on conservation.
  • Employees are allowed to telecommute
  • Spacesaver uses truck carriers that are part of the US EPA SmartWay Transportation Partnership.
  • Spacesaver Corporation maintains a prairie and wetland area of over seven acres on the property.

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Sustainable Designs

  • Spacesaver creates products that inspire smarter, more responsible uses of space and our full offering of storage solutions:
    • Contain an average of 75% recycled steel
    • Can be constructed using an optional NAUF particleboard
    • Integrate alternative materials such as acrylic and glass
    • Can be reconfigured, reused and relocated in order to prevent disposal before the end of the product's useful life
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Certification & Memberships

  • UsGBC LogoUSGBC | U.S.
    Green Building Council

    The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. USGBC's national members are organizations, corporations and institutions across the globe. Member organizations come from every industry – from big companies and small businesses to nonprofits and governments – and the benefits of membership extend to all full-time employees. They are part of a vibrant and diverse community, which offers unlimited new opportunities for connecting individuals and businesses with the people, information and ideas they need to be part of the rapidly growing green building industry. Check out their website here.

  • Greenguard logoSCS Indoor Advantage
    Gold Certification

    All Spacesaver products meet the requirements of SCS Indoor Advantage Gold™ Certification. SCS indoor air quality certification programs are compliant to CA 01350 and ANSI/BIFMA M7.1 test methods. SCS indoor air quality certification programs are compliant to CA 01350 and ANSI/BIFMA M7.1 test methods. These test methods adhere to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Practice D5116 for small-scale chamber product testing and ASTM Practice D6670 for full-scale chamber testing. The test methods determine individual volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions based on the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA) Chronic Reference Exposure Levels (CRELs), ANSI/BIFMA X7.1 and ANSI/BIFMA e.3 VOCs of concern. Check out the full listing of Certified products on thier website here.

  • Green Masters LogoGreen Masters
    Program

    The Green Masters Program is an objective, points-based recognition program that enables Wisconsin businesses of all sizes and from all sectors to understand what needs to be done to justifiably claim that they are "on the road to sustainability." Developed by the WI Sustainable Business Council and Wisconsin business, in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin, the Green Masters Program helps to recognize Wisconsin's sustainability leaders and encourage continuous improvement. Check out their website here.

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Case Studies

Our customers are using Spacesaver storage solutions to create more space to breathe every day. Check out these sustainable storage solutions in action. We hope they inspire a custom-designed Spacesaver solution for you.

Anacostia: Spacesaver Cantilever shelving helps support the LEED® certification goal of Anacostia Public Library in the District of Columbia.

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Integrative Design

Integrative Design (as defined by the US Green Building Council) emphasizes connections and communication between professionals throughout the lifecycle of a project. In this process, all disciplines establish a mutual understanding of the project's sustainability goals, priorities and budget as early as possible. Many companies are accomplishing this new level of communication through the use of BIM three-dimensional modeling software like Revit.

If you are active in this process, you can download and take advantage of the Spacesaver Revit families for several of our products. Visit the Spacesaver Design Center, for your Revit family needs!

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