February 19, 2018

Green Tech Lighting presents Quanex Building Products with Environmental Stewardship Award

HOUSTON, February 19, 2018 (NYSE: NX) – Green Tech Lighting, LLC of Clinton Township, Michigan has awarded Quanex Building Products with an Environmental Stewardship Award for reducing energy consumption through the use of advanced energy efficient technology.

Quanex Building Products is expected to cut its light-related electricity consumption by 60 percent. Green Tech Lighting’s technology is expected to decrease the kilowatt-hours Quanex Building Products uses for lighting by 2,773,303 kWh annually. The company replaced all of its fluorescent light fixtures with American made Orion Energy Systems LED energy-saving technology. The project was engineered and installed by Green Tech Lighting, LLC.
“We saw this as an opportunity to do something innovative, effective and environmentally responsible,” said Todd Haney, Director of Operations, Quanex Building Products. “We’re happy to be honored with Green Tech’s Environmental Stewardship Award.”
What does reducing electricity consumption have to do with the environment? Electricity that won’t be consumed is never generated, meaning the harmful greenhouse gases associated with its creation won’t be released into the atmosphere.
Therefore, Quanex Building Products will indirectly decrease carbon dioxide emissions by 1.708 tons per year over the lifecycle of Green Tech Lighting’s fixtures. During that same period, Quanex Building Products will reduce 3.665 tons of sulfur dioxide and 1.551 tons of nitrogen oxides, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The greenhouse gas emission reductions are the air-scrubbing equivalent of a 508-acre forest, according to the EPA. The emission reductions also equate to saving 228,938 gallons of gasoline every year.
As if the environmental savings weren’t enough, the company is expected to triple plant light levels increasing productivity, quality, safety, and overall morale.
Jeff Hudock, owner of Green Tech Lighting, LLC uses patented, high-efficiency American made LED technology which cuts light-related energy consumption, while providing more light than traditional fixtures. The technology used by Green Tech Lighting, LLC is also maintenance free with a 14 to 20 year lifespan. Jeff can be contacted at jeff@greentechlts.com

Quanex Building Products Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of components sold to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the building products industry. Quanex designs and produces energy-efficient fenestration products in addition to kitchen and bath cabinet components.
Investor Contact: Scott Zuehlke, 713-877-5327, scott.zuehlke@quanex.com
Media Contact: Erin Johnson, 330-447-7337, erin.johnson@quanex.com