We protect & preserve our forests.
It is our mission and vision to protect our environment and do our best to utilize processes and machinery that contributes to the benefit of our environment. With a responsible use of renewable resources, DiPrizio has reduced its demand for oil by 390,500 gallons and its SO2 emissions by 18.6 percent.
We have always believed in long term sustainable activities for the health of our forests and industry. Most recently, in 2007, with additional drying costs and forecasted increases in electrical rates and oil prices, DiPrizio Pine turned to co-generation technology (wood-fired boilers and turbines) to reduce expenses. This step alone, DiPrizio has reduced its demand for oil by 390,500 gallons and its CO2 emissions by 18.6 percent. DiPrizio Pine Sales also meets or exceeds all Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) regulations.
In 2019 we added a solar array consisting of 3,804 solar panels that generates 1.6 Million Kilowatt hours per year and provides approximately 75% of the sawmill’s electric needs. The solar field is estimated to reduce carbon emissions by 1.7 Million pounds per year.