Environmental Principles

Eagle Shield advocates the sustainable management of our earth’s resources and stewardship of the environment through responsible corporate citizenship. Our commitment to our customers is to continue to develop and introduce technologically advanced products for homes and businesses that are environmentally safe.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world population is expanding at a mind-boggling rate. The world reached 1 billion people in 1800; 2 billion by 1922; and over 6 billion by 2000. World population is estimated to reach over 9 billion by 2050. The world has a fixed amount of natural resources, some of which are already depleted. So as population growth greatly strains our finite resources, there are fewer resources available. That’s why Eagle Shield’s mission is to improve people’s lives by saving energy costs and improving comfort in their homes and businesses with green, sustainable energy production and conservation products.

With global warming, overdependence on foreign oil, and ever-rising energy costs, the “green” movement is no longer viewed as a passing fad embraced by a handful of ardent environmentalists. In fact, the editors of Harvard Business Review dedicated a substantial portion of their June 2006 issue to the growing importance of green building and its establishment as a mainstream building practice. Just a few years ago, green buildings were generally regarded as interesting experiments but unfeasible in the real world. Since then, hundreds of studies have proven the financial advantages of green buildings—both residential and commercial—from reduced construction costs to lower operating costs.

According to David Johnson and Kim Master, co-authors of Green Remodeling: Changing the World One Room at a Time (New Society Publishers), buildings are responsible for 40 percent of worldwide energy flow and material use. And contrary to some of the myths surrounding home building and remodeling, green remodeling is not only more energy-efficient and resource-conserving, it is healthier for occupants and, in the long run, more affordable to create, operate and maintain. Johnson states, “If just a fraction of [the money spent on remodeling] was focused on greener construction, we could restore a significant portion of the world’s ecosystems while immediately creating a healthier indoor environment for our families.

What does it mean to Go Green? “Green buying” refers to purchasing “environmentally preferable products”—products that are long lasting, high quality, less toxic, reusable, and easy to recycle. Environmentally Preferable products use less materials, water, and energy, which results in a reduced impact on climate change. After all, it’s the responsibility of all of us to help protect the world’s resources.