Fairweather Site Furnishings is a division of Tournesol Siteworks, LLC; a company committed to continually implementing new green initiatives in an effort to minimize environmental impact. By accepting our share of responsibility and truly managing our business in a manner that positively impacts our environment, we contribute daily to providing products that are sustainable and add to enriching our surroundings.
In 2007, the company that leases the space to Tournesol/FairWeather, built a 93,000 sq ft manufacturing/office facility with sustainability and environmental concerns high on its list during the construction process. It is equipped with energy efficient HVAC systems and uses heated air from its screw compressor to facilitate heating the 81,000 sq ft factory portion of the facility. Excess heat from the 12,000 sq ft office is also diverted to the factory, adding an additional heat source. Much of the steel used to construct the facility was fabricated from recycled steel and other recycled materials. The foundation and floors, base compacting materials, retaining walls, and wheel stops were manufactured from recycled concrete, plastics or crushed road material.
To allow for natural light and to reduce energy consumption, the manufacturing and office facility includes more than 50 energy efficient argon-filled thermo pane windows, R-48 insulation in the roof, R-28 in the sidewalls & R-19 between floors in the 2-story office, and installed insulated overhead and man doors throughout the factory. To ensure continuous air movement, a temperature controlled ventilation system was installed in the factory. This system minimizes the impact of heat on the equipment, captures and filters dust and smoke, and particulates and reduces high-ceiling heat-a major factor in avoiding the need for factory A/C in the summer.
The company’s facility has recycling stations at every desk used for day to day recycling of paper products, magazines and junk mail. The company also has recycling stations throughout the factory used for scrap steel, aluminum and stainless steel, plastics and paper, cardboard and Styrofoam.
Our manufacturing processes and the materials used in production are constantly reviewed to ensure that we are maximizing our ability to produce sustainable products that will be acceptable in LEED certified projects. Tournesol Siteworks and its FairWeather Site Furnishings division are committed to using high contents of post-consumer, post-industrial recycled steel, plastic and other substrates, wood obtained from managed forests, and fabrication processes that use recycled tooling and disposables.
With all of our products, sustainability is the first consideration during the design phase and this concern is carried throughout the prototype, fabrication and finishing processes. Our environment is our responsibility and we see it as our duty to contribute to a bright and sustainable future.