We study energy use at each of our facilities and continue to look for ways to reduce energy consumption without compromising our standards for egg production, bird health and employee work environment.
We retrofit inefficient lighting fixtures with new and more efficient fixtures where needed, and we are currently testing LED lighting in our production areas to further reduce energy consumption.
The egg industry as a whole has decreased its cumulative energy demand (CED) by 31% per tonne of egg production since 1960.
In 2012, we recycled 560 tons of recyclable materials.
We are also studying how ventilation design could maximize energy conservation while still providing our flocks with a safe and comfortable environment. These new designs could supply good ventilation with decreased energy consumption compared to methods currently being used.