At lineastone we are committed to being New Zealand’s leading environmentalists in the industry.
Minimising our environmental impact is an expensive exercise however it does provide cost benefits which we are able to pass on in our pricing.
Stone fabrication requires considerable water useage. Our Intermacs require 40 litres per minute (lpm) and the two saws require 20 lpm each plus the hand tools used are water cooled. That all adds up to a large water consumption; over 100 lpm.
To eliminate the large water consumption we have installed New Zealand’s only closed loop water recycling system for our machinery. Water used by the machines is passed through a recycling unit which can produce 500 litres per minute. The upshot of all of this technology is that we produce our own water. Despite requiring over 100 litres of water per minute, Metrowater’s water supply is not required for our production processes.
To combat natural water evaporation we catch rainfall from the roof.
We are proud to be leaders in New Zealand in this field.
For our new high tech premises we opted to refurbish an old, high stud building with an ideal footprint for our business. Refurbishing existing buildings is recognized as having an optimal environmental impact by utilizing existing infrastructure.
We have installed new clearlite roofing which provides exceptional light levels throughout the factory and offices which minimizes the need for powered lighting. Most days we require no powered lighting within the factory.
We template digitally using world leading Dutch technology. As a result we do not consume environmentally unfriendly mdf or plastic sheets to template. Furthermore we have impeccable accuracy meaning the job is done once and done right. This avoids the need for costly remakes which are more commonplace than you’d think!
Our office whiteware is the most energy efficient available.
Office paper and commercial cardboard is reused or recycled.
Waste is sorted into recyclables, granite for hardfill and lastly general waste.
Offcuts are put aside for use as vanities, fire hearths and other small odd jobs, reducing the impact on landfills as far as possible.