At Hetech, we have made some positive changes to our manufacturing facility in the last 12 months.
We have changed the way we consume energy, reducing our carbon footprint by installing a Tesla car charger, free for all visitors to use and recharge your electric cars and a huge 70KWh solar panel system!
Since installing the solar panels, we are now operating at energy neutrality. On average that’s 42 tonnes of CO2 that we are saving each year.
Numerous companies have embraced the green movement by using less energy and using alternative sources of energy. Hetech is one of the electronic design and manufacturing companies that have taken this step by ensuring proper waste disposal, use of solar energy, and consideration of Design for the Environment (DfE).
The lifecycle of a product through DfE includes three stages: production, consumption, and destruction.
When efficient manufacturing processes are used in production, more sustainable products can be made. The use of the right materials is a big part of this phase. A reduction of the variety of materials used can reduce pollution, energy consumed, and the cost of production.
Products are designed to use only enough power in its current state. This can be achieved by utilizing sleep modes, using batteries that lose energy slowly, combining functions in the integrated circuits, turning off segments of the circuit that are not in use, etc.
At the end of their lifecycle, electronics must be thrown away, reused, or recycled. However, most electronics are not repairable, making them difficult to reuse. DfE eliminates the effect of this on the environment by recycling the components in factories to create new raw materials.
The benefit of these steps is that they reduce pollution on the environment, improve power consumption and efficiency, and reduce wastage.
Contact Hetech today to discuss how we can design your product for the environment.