11 Jan 2016
Kibbutz Horshim, Israel
Renewable energy and energy efficiency, Resource efficiency and sustainable waste management

Termokir Industries was founded in the early 1980s in Israel and specializes in the manufacture of building materials. The factory is a model of responsible production thanks to its ambitious environmental policy based on waste reduction, material recycling and energy efficiency.

Termokir Industries is an industrial company founded in the early 1980s in the Kibbutz Horshim, in the south of the plain of Sharon. The company currently employs 65 people and manufactures construction materials, including insulation panels, materials for coatings and sealants, using advanced technologies.

In 2003, Termokir Industries adopted a strategy to encourage Israeli industry, mainly using locally produced materials. The company subsequently introduced an environmental policy based on waste reduction, material recycling and energy efficiency.

Rewarded in 2015 by the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection, the project consisted in purchasing new equipment and improving the plant facilities, so increasing production between 2007 and 2014 by almost 90% and decreasing power consumption by 9%. The initial investment was quickly written off by reduced energy costs, but also through savings in recycling.

The raw material crisis in Israel between 2001 and 2002 was the catalyst for Termokir Industries to adopt an effective recycling strategy. Today, the company recycles more than 300 tons of waste per year, subsequently reused in the production process. So not only its production waste reduced, but also its expenditure in the purchase of raw materials.

Termokir was declared a 'Green Factory' for its expanded use of recycled materials and the company takes care to promote green construction techniques in Israel, inter alia as a founder of the Israeli Green Building Council.Termokir Industries
A green factory in an Israeli kibbutz | The Switchers

Termokir Industries was a pioneer in Israel of establishing a lifecycle analysis (LCA) of its products to evaluate their environmental impact. Today, most of its products have an eco-label and the company has been repeatedly recognized for its environmental policy and social responsibility.

Termokir Industries Building materials
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