May 21, 2022
Our flooring manufacturer ECOWOOD UAB in Lithuania puts responsible forestry and sustainable production at the top of it's list of priorities. Just like any other company producing goods, we consume a lot of energy to achieve our final products, from engineered oak flooring, to bespoke doors and stairs.
In 2020, as a solution to reducing energy output and costs, ECOWOOD UAB launched a much anticipated venture to produce its own energy via a solar power plant. The project was jointly funded by the company itself and the EU.
The solar power plant was built within the factory confines in Vilkija, Lithuania and is one of the top 20 largest plants in the country, with a capacity of 800.4kW.
4000m2 of solar panels have been installed on the roof of the factory, with an additional 4000m2 positioned within the grounds.
Mr. G. Leliuga, CEO of ECOWOOD UAB commented "The main goal is to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and to combat climate change, whilst offering consumers products made using clean, green energy."
Additionally, to reduce the pollution of fossil fuels, the plant sells the excess energy to other companies.