Ralston Instruments Going Green

Green Headquarters

The Ralston Instruments headquarters is outfitted with state of the art solar panels to offset power demands. Currently 192 solar panels (2,704 square feet/33kV array) providing 50-80% of their power needs.

With a goal of achieving LEED Certification, the following environmentally friendly building design practices are also employed:

  • Large, energy-efficient windows that help reduce the need for fluorescent lighting
  • Automatic light switches that turn off when no longer needed
  • Thick insulation to reduce energy bills
  • A white roof to reflect light and heat
  • Several powerful ceiling fans that reduce reliance on AC in summer and blow hot air down from ceiling in winter
  • Most fluorescent lights in the plant are high voltage which helps to cut power usage

Solar Panels — Provide steady power and offset building power demands

Large, Efficient Windows — Reduce power consumption

  • Green Business Practices

    In addition to the green construction methods, Ralston Instruments also employs business practices that help preserve the environment. These practices include:

    • Recycling packing material when possible
    • Using local suppliers to minimize the distance raw materials must travel
    • Providing suppliers with dedicated shipping bins to eliminate the need for them to package inbound material to Ralston Instruments
    • Removing mailbox and opting for a PO box to eliminate most junk mail

    Recycled Packaging

    Reducing carbon footprint

  • A Green Culture

    The final dimension of Ralston Instrument green approach is the eco-friendly culture they foster among their employees. As a team, Ralston Instruments practices green behavior in the workplace and has instituted the following company-wide programs.

    • Recycling program for paper, plastic, aluminum, brass, stainless steel and packing material
    • Composting of biodegradable matter

    Recycling Goal

    Zero landfill waste by 2010