“Two roads diverged in a wood. I took the less traveled one. And that made all the difference.”Robert Frost, 1916
Cova Cucine applies sustainability principles to all phases of the company’s activities.
When producing our kitchen furniture we pay particular attention to the choice of materials, environmental impact, energy consumption and waste disposal. Many “small things” that, when combined, make a big contribution to build a better future.
Every year the equivalent of around 6 million tonnes of wood ends up on rubbish dumps or is burnt.
Cova Cucine is committed to re-using wood in the form of “ecological panels”. In this way fewer trees are felled and an economically advantageous and ecologically sustainable process logic is pursued.
All the panels used for our kitchen furniture are class E1 in terms of low formaldehyde emissions.
Protecting and safeguarding the environment and territory means above all using renewable energy.
Cova Cucine provides almost all its own energy needs with a rooftop photovoltaic installation which supplies an average annual production of 155,000 kW/hr.
We propose and recommend kitchen lighting solutions that use LED technology. Compared to ordinary light bulbs, this guarantees considerable energy savings (up to 80%) and LEDs last at least 20 times longer, do not emit UV rays and generate very little heat.
Cova Cucine is strongly committed to using water-based paints in order to observe the regulations for reducing solvent emissions (VOCs) into the atmosphere and safeguard workers’ health, at the same time ensuring excellent results in terms of aesthetics and quality. End users of “water-based goods” benefit immediately because those unpleasant odours normally emitted by furniture painted with solvent-based products no longer exist.
The company employs an advanced management system for the disposal of waste and production scrap, involving separate collection of materials that can be re-used or recycled. This and other systems are used by the company to reduce its environmental impact. The Val di Non territory, where our company is located, boasts a percentage of separate waste collection that exceeds 75%.
(source: Val di Non Community Waste Observation Authority, 2012).