SHAWN | AUSTIN is very aware of its responsibility to the environment and the importance of minimizing its ecological footprint. Here at Shawn Austin we believe that every decision makes a difference – from material selection to our manufacturing process.
Shawn Austin Furnishings gives preference to vendors, such as Brazos Forest Products and Blanks Printing, who are certified members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC Certified).
WATER-BASED PAINT AND STAINS
Shawn Austin Furnishings uses non-toxic water based paints and stains when projects allow.
When the decision was made to expand our facility, we chose to refurbish an aviation parts manufacturing facility, built by Bell Helicopter nearly 50 years ago. This decision helped us to further reduce our footprint on the built environment.
Shawn Austin selects environmentally friendly materials for projects when appropriate. This may include reclaimed or recycled materials.
Shawn Austin Furnishings integrates alternative energy, e.g. natural daylight, fresh air and scrap wood. We also control and maintain an efficient energy output in each of our facilities.
In addition to our focus of maximum yield, our wood waste is used in alternative ways such as heating our manufacturing facility. All chemical by-products are picked up by a chemical recycler.