Why Sustainability is a Hot Topic – and How it Can Help Your Business

Don’t Miss Out on Innovations – Like Sustainable Air filters – That Can Cut Costs While Helping the Planet

If you’ve been involved in industry events, kept up with the latest sector news, or noticed an increase in eco-friendly advertising, you’re likely aware that sustainability is a hot topic in today’s business world. This focus on environmentally conscious practices is becoming increasingly prominent across various industries, highlighting a growing universal concern about ecological responsibility.

Globally, the industrial sector is a major consumer of energy. In 2022, it accounted for 37% of global energy use, marking a significant increase from 34% in 2002. This growth is primarily attributed to rising production in the energy-intensive industry subsectors.

But the good news is that the emphasis on climate protection has resulted in a flurry of new ideas and approaches to increase efficiency and reduce energy use across the globe. These innovations encompass enhanced airflow management, energy-efficient layout designs, variable-speed fans for optimized equipment cooling, and strategies to consolidate underutilized resources. Such advancements are making a notable impact in various sectors, effectively reducing energy consumption and yielding considerable cost savings. But more still needs to be done if the industrial sector is to rein in its considerable carbon footprint.

Consider your air filtration system. This often-overlooked component is a hidden treasure. For industrial facility managers, optimizing this system can be a golden opportunity to enhance sustainability and simultaneously reduce both energy consumption and operational expenses. Here are a few reasons why:

Rinse. Reuse. Reduce Landfill Waste.

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The most unique aspect of our air filters is that they are the only washable, reusable and performance air filters on the industrial market today. Traditional disposable filters contribute to a substantial volume of landfill waste annually, a pressing concern especially for data centers that dispose of countless filters every year. The innovative design of K&N filters breaks this cycle of waste because a single K&N filter is engineered to last at least 15 years, replacing 15 years’ worth of single-use filters. This longevity translates not just to an environmental benefit by drastically reducing landfill contributions, but also to significant cost savings for facilities.

By choosing K&N filters, you can eliminate the recurring expenses of purchasing and disposing of single-use filters for 15 years, cutting down on both replacement costs and associated operational inefficiencies. This approach not only furthers corporate sustainability goals but also supports financial health through long-term cost reductions.

K&N Global Filtration estimates more than 100 million single-use filters end up in landfills each year.

Energy Efficiency 

The energy consumption of your air filtration system impacts the overall cost and sustainability of your facility. A system that consumes more energy will result in higher operating costs, and usually a larger carbon footprint. Choosing an energy-efficient air filter can help reduce these environmental impacts — and save money in the long run.

That’s why K&N Global Filtration’s high-flow, low-impact industrial air filtration solutions are generating major interest in industrial and commercial facilities worldwide. Simply put, our industrial air filters are high-performance for optimal airflow, all while consuming less energy than single-use, disposable air filters. Why? Our filters are built with an innovative low-air-restriction design, which we pioneered in the auto industry more than 50 years ago and recently adapted for industrial facilities. In addition, our filters offer high-efficiency MERV ratings that help achieve your energy-saving goals.

Durability Translates Into Savings on Labor and More

In addition to improving energy efficiency, the reusability and extensive lifespan of a K&N air filter means fewer labor hours spent removing and re-installing new filters, as well as reduced transportation costs to dispose of end-of-life filters. That can add up to notable cost savings. 

Frequent replacements can also be time-consuming and disruptive to operations. Our washable and reusable filters can be easily cleaned and re-installed, minimizing downtime and ensuring that your equipment remains in optimal condition. Washing is only needed every two to four years to prolong the life of your filters.

Sustainability from Head to Toe

From product to packaging, K&N Global Filtration’s commitment to sustainability shines through. Our industrial air filters not only enhance performance and reduce landfill waste but our V-Bank and panel filters also arrive in reusable, eco-friendly packaging crafted from 70-100% recycled materials. We pride ourselves on being eco-conscious in every way! If you’d like to learn more about how K&N Global Filtration industrial air filters can benefit your industrial facility, schedule a meeting with us here, sign up for a free pilot, or visit our website for more information.

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