Remains Lighting Co. is committed to environmental stewardship from the fabrication of our products to the operation of our workspaces. Headquartered in a LEED Gold-certified factory in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the company manufactures products of quality and longevity.
From start to finish, our manufacturing processes optimize sustainability. Our fabrication department machines recycled brass on equipment fitted with energy-saving variable speed drives. We finish fixtures in closed-loop plating and patina systems, which do not discharge to municipal water sources. Remains meets and exceeds best practices in efficiency, material use and pollution control.
Remains sources non-polluting power from the 17KW solar array on our factory roof and from a wind farm in upstate New York. Our storm water retention system irrigates the 1500 square feet of succulents that share the roof with our solar panels, cool and insulate the building, and act as carbon sinks. Paired with ceiling fans and retractable awnings on thermostatic sensors, our natural cooling methods require minimal energy. Remains uses a combination of daylight harvesting techniques and sophisticated sensors that switch fixtures on and off as needed to maximize energy efficiency.
We participate in the UPS carbon neutral shipment program, which offsets the impact of emissions from shipping each package, to support environmental protection efforts at no cost to our clients. We package most of our products with cornstarch "peanuts" and 100% recycled paper. Remains partners with local workforce development organizations to hire and train individuals who have faced significant challenges to employment.
Our employees exercise the company commitment to sustainability by planting a garden on factory grounds. In the warmer months, members of the local community join the Remains team to harvest and enjoy an array of fresh vegetables and herbs.