LEED certification: Freudenberg focuses on energy and water efficiency, green materials and good air quality

Solar panel at Freudenberg´s Taiwan site. © 2021 Freudenberg
Sustainability is firmly anchored in Freudenberg’s values and principles. This is reflected not only by eco-friendly products and manufacturing methods, but also by environmentally-aware building and energy management. Freudenberg recently received the internationally recognized LEED certification for its resource-efficient, sustainable construction measures at the Tayuan Tao-Yuan site in Taiwan.

LEED is the acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and certification recognizes the environmentally-responsible construction of buildings. The company seized the opportunity offered by the installation of a new production line to redesign the construction of the production hall and adjoining warehouse.

Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunbond (Freudenberg) in Taiwan receives LEED sustainability certification for ecological construction measures.

Modern lighting systems, air conditioning units and restroom facilities ensure that power and water from renewable resources are used efficiently. The energy consumption of compressed air and cooling equipment was also scrutinized and optimized. In future, measuring equipment will constantly monitor and control energy and water consumption – an advantage not only in daily operations, but also for detecting leaks and other technical problems quickly.

Inside the production hall, low-emission paint and a sophisticated circulation system ensure good air quality. Windows and transparent plastic materials have replaced some of the external cladding, so there is plenty of natural light in the hall’s interior.

For decades now, the site has prioritized waste reduction and recycling. Freudenberg uses recycled material made from post-consumer PET bottles to manufacture its spunlaid nonwovens at the Tayuan Tao-Yuan plant. In addition, an internal recycling system makes sure that production waste is returned to the production cycle.

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