The environmental commitment at Lancaster begins at the top with President Mark Galasso, who is past chairman of the New York State AGC/DOT/DEC Executive Level Partnering Committee. This committee serves to establish partnerships between contractors and the DOT and DEC state agencies to make environmental practices a priority at all construction sites.
Lancaster's commitment to the environment continues to every project and begins before our crews arrive at a job site.
Trucks and heavy construction equipment are maintained in top condition to maximize fuel efficiency and ensure emissions meet all state and federal standards. Our equipment includes pollution control devices and sound suppression systems, to reduce both air and noise pollution.
Maintenance and repairs of Lancaster's equipment is handled by its affiliated company, MAG Enterprises, and all waste oil is recycled.
Our vehicles are cleaned using a 100 percent recycled pressure-wash system that recaptures, cleans and re-uses the same water time and time again. The system both reduces the company's water consumption and eliminates discharge.
Each Lancaster crew, on every jobsite, has its own emergency response equipment that includes a spill response kit, to ensure an immediate and effective response to potential environmental hazards.
Lancaster also puts a significant emphasis on environmental remediation at sensitive sites, including wetlands mitigation and storm water drainage systems to reduce runoff and flooding.
In an effort to be proactive with reducing black smoke on the jobsite, Lancaster Development has been installing the Catalyst Combustion System to its fleet of construction vehicles and heavy equipment.
The Catalyst Combustion System (CCS) is an innovative exhaust emissions reduction solution for internal combustion engines. The catalytic aerosol enhances the combustion process, providing more efficient and complete combustion during the power stroke and less smoldering burn in the exhaust stroke. Thus more unburned fuel is converted into useful energy in the engine, reducing fuel consumption and pollution. Other benefits include increased horsepower and eventually extended engine life.
The construction industry has always been faced with an either/or choice between being environmentally friendly or running a profitable job. Through installation of the CCS technology, Lancaster Development can provide both improved air quality at the jobsite and an improved bottom line. We call it "Turning Pollution into Production."
For additional information on the CCS - go to www.efcsinc.com.