From our CEO

“In our journey towards sustainability, FabricAir recognizes that our impact on the planet and its people is just as significant as our financial success. Through our ESG governance framework and collaboration across our value chain, we’re committed to minimizing our impacts and shaping a greener future for all.”

Brian Refsgaard, CEO & Owner

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

FabricAir is a global organization, and we see our impacts on the planet and on people just as important as our financial impacts. We are developing an ESG governance framework to integrate sustainability in all business processes and collaborating with our value chain to minimize impacts. In 2024 we will build, develop and implement policies, targets, actions, and frameworks to lift the FabricAir platform, products and business models into the future green economy.

FabricAir has decided to use the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations as the framework for our reporting on sustainability.

5 Gender Equality

FabricAir prioritizes gender equality at the management level as a fundamental aspect of its business goals, recognizing our responsibility to ensure fair treatment and empowerment of women throughout our global workforce and supply chain, monitoring and influencing social and working conditions to uphold women’s rights.

7 Affordable and Clean Energy

Considering the impact of climate through the full value chain is important for all. We will constantly monitor and minimize our energy consumption, and work towards zero climate impact in our own operations. During 2023, FabricAir has added location sites in some countries and activity is increasing with more sites in 2024.

8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Sustainable economic growth and ensuring decent work for all are crucial aspects of integrating social sustainability and prosperity within global corporations. FabricAir values its employees as essential assets and prioritizes creating decent work conditions and fostering economic growth among them.

12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Responsible consumption and production is essential in creating a responsible and scalable business. Therefore SDG 12 is critical to FabricAir in meeting the Paris Agreement, but also strategically and geopolitically important for business operations in the future.

Joining the Renewable Energy Industry

On June 1st, 2023, we acquired Borealis Wind Inc. in Canada

A snowy field of wind turbines

BorealisWind Ice Protection Systems

BorealisWind is a young company who has developed and globally patented a unique Ice Protection System for wind turbines, with FabricAir products integrated into the system. This strategic move positions FabricAir Group as a system provider in a specialized niche. Following the acquisition, Borealis Wind Inc. was fully integrated into FabricAir Group, operating as FabricAir Canada Inc. Consequently, the company now markets through two distinct product lines: FabricAir and BorealisWind.

 

Developing a Sustainable Business Model

Following our acquisition of BorealisWind in June 2023, we completely transformed the business concept. Our solutions are primarily offered to the market through a cyclical “System as a Service” model. This approach eliminates upfront investments (Capital Expenditures/CapEx) for customers, who instead pay an annual fee for system usage (Operating Expenditures/OpEx).

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Case Study: Sustainable Solutions for Challenging Environments

FabricAir ducts are a sustainable solution for this food processing facility. The ducts were originally hung in 1977 and continue to ensure efficient cooling and comfortable indoor climate at the facility in Denmark.

Improper management of frost in a cold storage facility can lead to the formation of thick layers, impacting system efficiency. A special duct attached to the unit can help trap heat and maximize the efficiency of the system saving time and money.
Blog: Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Cold Storage

Electric defrost can account for up to 21% of energy usage in a cold storage facility — find out how Defrost Duct reduces energy consumption in this blog post.

Infrared photo of wind turbine blades with the BorealisWind Ice Protection System installed. The blades glow orange and red on the black background highlighting the heated blades which help eliminate icing events before they start and remove any ice buildup.
Ensuring Consistent Energy Production for Wind Farms

The cyclical BorealisWind “system as a service” model avoids system maintenance burdens and supports wind farm ESG objectives. We take complete responsibility for the system performance.