Our green building
At Impact Digital, we are committed to combating climate change. While we maximise visual impact with our high quality printing, we reduce any environmental impact through a range of initiatives.
Impact Digital is 100% carbon neutral
Each year we assess our emissions and offset 100% of the total through the purchase of a matching quantity of carbon credits from Mallee eucalypt planting projects in Australia, sourced from Carbon Conscious.
Many businesses claim to be ‘green’. At Impact Digital, we outsource our carbon footprint assessment to ensure it is as rigorous as possible. Our most recent assessment was conducted in accordance with the GHG Protocol, under the guidance of specialist carbon assessor, Carbon Coach.
Our rainwater tanks hold a total of 6,000 litres, used to run our building’s toilets. This saves 72,000 litres per year – over two domestic swimming pools filled with water.
Energy efficient lighting
Our energy efficient lighting system uses T5 fluorescent lights, which are the most energy efficient florescent light globes on the market. They typically use 40% less electricity than standard T8 tubes, while outputting a 10–15% higher level of lighting.
While printing has historically been a leading industrial consumer of water, our digital presses are waterless. At Impact Digital, we estimate our presses save around 12,000 litres of water per year.
No toxic waste
Not only do we save water, we also reduce toxic waste. Printing at Impact Digital does not employ many of the harsh, volatile chemicals found in traditional offset printing.
Solar energy and solar hot water
Our 16.52kWp of solar power panels generate enough energy to power 3.82 domestic households per day. This saves 22.4 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year, which is equivalent to taking seven cars off the road for 12 months. In addition, Impact Digital only uses hot water powered by the sun.
We keep our premises cool through our free cooling system which uses an ambient and return air thermostat to control the operation of return, fresh and spill air dampers. When conditions permit, the refrigerated cooling is locked out and cool fresh air is drawn into the building to satisfy cooling demands. This means that, with Melbourne’s weather, we can cool our press room for 90 days per year without using any air-conditioning.
Carbon neutral papers
By purchasing carbon neutral papers, Impact Digital avoided emissions of 257 tonnes of Co2-e in 2012 and 2013. Check out our paper stocks list for a full list of our carbon neutral papers.
Proud FSC paper supplier
If your job requires FSC accreditation, talk to Impact Digital about our range of environmental stocks.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental, not for- profit organisation established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.
The FSC label provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.
How can you further reduce your environmental impact?
Just by choosing to work with Impact Digital, you are making an environmentally friendly decision.
You can also further reduce your environmental impact by selecting carbon neutral and recycled paper stocks where possible, by choosing road freight instead of air freight for interstate deliveries and by choosing Impact Digital for Melbourne deliveries rather than external couriers.