One of the key considerations in the development of any sustainable product is how much it reduces the emissions of CO2 , a greenhouse gas, into the environment. Lowering our products’ carbon footprint begins with the initial product design. Raypak products are designed from the beginning to be innovative and amongst the most efficient with minimal CO2 impact.
The CO2 Impact Score
The reduced CO2 impact of selecting a high efficiency Raypak product instead of a minimal efficiency alternative is reflected in the product’s CO2 impact score. This score provides a simple means of measuring the reduced CO2 emissions compared with a minimal efficiency alternative. CO2 impact scores are internally calculated on a proprietary point system based on a typical product lifetime, by the methodology described/detailed below and does not denote a third party certification /seal. The CO2 Impact Score is also known as the “Tree Score“.
How Are Trees Related to CO2 ?
When trees grow, the convert CO2 to carbohydrates (sugar). They do this by photosynthesis and this process forms the building blocks of the tree. Choosing an Raypak product instead of a minimum efficiency alternative offsets CO2 emissions equivalent to planting this number of trees over the product’s lifetime.
The Carbon Impact Score Tree Icon
Throughout our promotional material you will see the Carbon Impact Score Tree Icon displayed. It will highlight the CO2 benefit of choosing this high efficiency product saving you money, protecting natural resources, making your home a healthy place to live, and – perhaps most importantly – reducing your carbon footprint.