Clarke has always been dedicated to sharing knowledge about living deliciously and sustainably. Between our own commitment and partnering with a sustainable brand, Clarke is dedicated to doing what we can for our planet.
At Clarke, we don’t rely on traditional power sources. Instead, we harness the power of the sun. With over 2,300 solar panels on the roof of our Milford facility, we generate more than enough electricity to cover Clarke’s power needs in all three of our locations. Including powering our Freight Farm! Clarke’s solar energy project resulted in net-zero electrical energy consumption almost a decade ago, avoiding emissions equivalent to more than 40,000 gallons of gas per year, or the electricity used by almost 38 American homes. You can see more about how we have limited our environmental footprint on our solar power dashboard.
Fresh, nutritious food is at the heart of the company’s philosophy. Clarke’s Freight Farm not only provides organically grown produce to showroom visitors and employees, it produces these crops with 95% less water than traditional agriculture. This is because, instead of water being lost to the soil and air, water not taken up by the plants’ roots is collected and recycled, and water transpired into the container’s environment is collected, condensed, and also recycled.
Energy Efficient Products
Every product we represent is Energy Star rated or considered energy efficient for minimized electricity use and substantial energy savings. Most Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove appliances are Energy Star rated appliances that exceed the federal minimum standard for energy efficiency. A 75-watt light bulb uses more electricity than the average Sub-Zero product. You can read more about Sub-Zero’s commitment to sustainability here. All ASKO washers and dishwashers are also Energy Star rated.
In addition to being Energy Star rated, Sub-Zero has eliminated all wastewater in their manufacturing process and recycles almost 200,000 gallons of water per year. Their appliances are all built in USA facilities with over 75% of the stainless steel and up to 50% of plastic in the refrigerators being recycled materials. Sub-Zero also recycles over 566 tons of scrap yearly that would otherwise go into landfills.