Carbon Neutral Furniture
Jay Edward Group goes Carbon Neutral
Producing sustainable furniture involves a combination of new methods, materials, and investments; Jay Edward Group is committing to continually implementing these changes in order to contribute to a cleaner world. Water-based paints and finishes, responsibly sourced wood, and biodegradable fiber panels are just a few examples of environmentally-friendly methods and materials that we are applying at our facilities. However, investing in carbon-offset projects may be our most impactful decision. These projects, located all over the word, allow us to compensate for our all of our carbon emissions throughput the furniture manufacturing and delivery process. The JE offset projects invest in renewable energy, sustainable forestry, and resource conservation endeavors. From wind technology investments to reducing emissions from deforestation to Landfill Project in the US, Jay Edward Group is committed to making a difference. By combining our sustainable production strategies with these exciting new carbon offset projects, we feel confident that we will do our part in contributing to a greener world. Thank you for being involved in the change!
Project: North American- USA | Eagle Point Landfill
CAR 476 –Eagle Point Landfill
The Eagle Point Landfill started accepting waste in 2002 and is not expected to reach capacity until 2035. The Project’s crediting period started in 2010 after a Landfill Gas collection and combustion system was
put in place in September of 2009. The Eagle Point Landfill Project captures methane gas through a gas collection and control system. This voluntary LFG capture project, located in Forsyth County, Georgia incorporates an LFG Specialties blower and flare station, and a Siemens Ultramat gas monitoring and logging system to monitor and destroy the captured gas. Landfill gas is made up of a large amount of Methane, a greenhouse gas twenty-five times more potent than that of carbon dioxide (CO2), itself. The landfill gas is continuously monitored for flow and methane content as it is flared to combust the methane containing landfill gas. This landfill has grown, and after August 28th of 2016, the level of Non-methane Organic Compounds (NMOC) reached a regulatory limit, requiring the collection and destruction of landfill gas. The carbon credits issued from 2010 thru August 2016 represents voluntary additional destruction of 1.4 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (1.4 mT CO2e) global-warming greenhouse gases.
Project: Asia- China | Putian Shijing Wind Farm Project,
VCS 1445 – Putian Shijing Wind Farm Project, Fujian Province, P. R. of China
The project activity is a wind farm project located in Shijing Village, Pinghai Town, Xiuyu District, Putian City, Fujian Province, P. R. of China. This wind farm, a clean renewable resource for electricity generation. The project is located on the same part of the power grid as the Jay Edward manufacturer. The Project reduces GHG emissions by replacing the electricity generated by coalfired power plants on the East China Power Grid (ECPG).The installed capacity of this project is 40 MW, consisting of 20 sets of wind turbines with a unit capacity of 2 MW. The average annual power delivered to the grid is projected to be 104,700 MWh. The project achieves GHG emission reductions of more than 95,000 tCO2e annually.
Project: Africa –Zambia | Lower Zambezi REDD+ Project, Zambia
VCS 1202 – Lower Zambezi REDD+ Project, Zambia
The Lower Zambezi REDD+ Project is a reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) project located on approximately 40,000 hectares (100,000 acres) of Miombo forest (Rufunsa District) directly adjacent to Lower Zambezi National Park. The Project Area, known as “Rufunsa Conservancy”,€is one of the last intact areas of forest within Lusaka Province. With a growing population and a thriving charcoal trade, deforestation is a major threat. The Project Zone contains approximately 8,300 people living in 28 villages spread within 4 community zones. With a high level of engagement across multiple stakeholders, community-based
deforestation mitigation projects are being developed. The Rufunsa Conservancy has implemented land management systems that include infrastructure development, security, fire management, and biodiversity monitoring. Forest carbon science is enhanced with community-based plot teams, trained to collect biomass and soils data using a smart phone based forest carbon data collection system. The project provides a 60-kilometer buffer to the Lower Zambezi National Park (NP), a strategic protected area in Zambia in a globally significant trans-frontier conservation area. Lower Zambezi NP is adjacent to Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe which is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. This VCS project is additionally certified to the highly valued Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standard.
Project: Latin America – Peru | REDD project in Brazil nut concessions in Madre de Dios, Peru
The “REDD Project in Brazil Nut Concessions in Madre de Dios”, proposed by Bosques Amazonicos SAC (BAM), is located within the political boundaries of the Provinces of Tambopata and Tahuamanu, Department of Madre de Dios in Peru. Threatened by unlawful agricultural and logging activities, the department of Madre de Dios is considered Peru’s richest in biodiversity. Running the risk of losing its wealth of forest resources and biodiversity due primarily to the deforestation caused by ranchers and farmers, BAM is working with the Madre de Dios Federation of Brazil nut concessioners (FEPROCAMD) to prevent deforestation and protect biodiversity on 500,000 hectares of rainforest concessions. Before this project, the concessionaires only undertook subsistence Brazil nuts collection. This REDD project reduces deforestation through activities directed at increasing the concessionaires’ sustainable income and adding value to their forest. The project empowers concessionaires by increasing the economic value of the healthy forest and the income generated by sustainable Brazil nut harvesting. Through the implementation of their socio-environmental management plan, BAM and its implementation partner, the Departmental Federation of Brazil nut Producers of Madre de Dios, are demonstrating commitment to reduce emissions and also provide for the economic development of the Madre de Dios Brazil nut concession.
Thank you for being involved in the change!
By combining our sustainable production strategies with these exciting new carbon offset projects, we feel confident that we will do our part in contributing to a greener world.