Caring for the Environment & a Sustainable Planet

Stuart Dean is committed to a sustainable planet. Our efforts in sustainability are two-pronged.  First, our work uses, where possible, products, processes, and procedures that align with the universally accepted requirements of achieving a sustainable planet. Second, the underlying premise of what we do for our clients — restoring valuable assets rather than replacing them — helps our clients with their sustainable goals as well; together, we believe we can do our part in helping achieve the universal goal of making the planet more pleasant for us while protecting it for our future generations.


Material Choice

We choose non-toxic, low VOC (volatile organic compound) paints, coatings, and biodegradable solvents that do not release harmful chemicals into the air, water, or soil, where practicable.  Our choice of products includes those certified by Green Seal or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  We also choose coatings and finishes that are durable and long-lasting to reduce the need for frequent refinishing, thereby reducing the amount of waste generated and resources needed for future restorations.


Responsible Practices

Our procedures for restoring architectural surfaces include mechanical methods such as sandblasting, sanding, or grinding where possible rather than chemical strippers.

In addition to the various procedures implemented in the day-to-day execution of our work in restoring and maintaining architectural surfaces that minimize the impact on the environment, we are also committed to using energy-efficient vehicles to get to work locations. We are investing in electric vehicles and will continue to replace vehicles in our existing fleet when they end their lease period or valuable life.

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