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Environmental Responsibility

 

Compendium strongly believes in its responsibility to protect our environment. In an effort to be as green as possible, Compendium is committed to environmentally friendly practices and products.

Construction

The flooring is made from locally reclaimed wood.

The entire building is insulated with energy saving spray foam made from recycled plastic and includes a zero ozone-depleting blowing agent.

The windows meet energy efficient standards.

The light fixtures use energy efficient light bulbs.

The walls are painted with low VOC paint (volatile organic compounds) which meets LEED standards.

The building uses an energy efficient HVAC unit which controls air quality and utilizes a heat recovery system.

Products

Business cards are printed on 100% recycled paper using 50% post-consumer waste and are printed using only soy/vegetable based inks.

Fruits, vegetables, baked goods, coffees and teas for sale are certified organic.

Fruits and vegetables are sourced locally within Manitoba. When this is not made possible (as some produce are not available in Manitoba during the winter), we continue to use our best efforts to source as close to home.

Coffees & teas are certified fair trade and organic.

To go juice and coffee cups are made of recyclable materials.

Soap in the bathrooms is locally sourced, and biodegradable.

Practices

The Compendium website is hosted by 100% Green Renewable Energy Sources meaning that green energy certificates are purchased to offset all the power used by the website host company. The green energy certificates promote the development and use of wind and solar power. By putting equivalent clean energy back into the grid, we effectively reduce our carbon footprint and support renewable energy initiatives.

All in-house printing is done on recycled paper with a high percentage of post-consumer content.

All efforts are made to reduce the use of paper including keeping all files on computers instead of in file cabinets, reviewing documents onscreen rather than printing them out, and sending emails instead of paper letters.

Eco-friendly cleaning products are used to clean all areas.