American Emergency Vehicles (AEV), part of the REV Group, recently announced its vehicles are Certified Green by TRA Certification. AEV was evaluated in three categories: resource efficiency, energy efficiency and indoor air quality, and earned the gold level of certified green.
“The team at AEV is committed to ensuring our vehicles and facilities have a minimal impact on the environment, by incorporating innovative technology and processes designed to help us be green,” said Randy Hanson, president and CEO of American Emergency Vehicle.
Located alongside the Blue Ridge Parkway, AEV is required to comply with stringent EPA requirements on disposal of waste and materials, and as a result, AEV production recycles numerous materials, including paint. The ISO 9001 paint process creates very little off-spray and even collects and reuses this otherwise wasted paint.
AEV is also ISO 9001 Certified for product finishing and final assembly, utilizing numerous weld fixtures and CNC equipment in the fabrication process to reduce waste and maximize material usage. The type of wood products utilized in an AEV ambulance is plantation-grown and sustainably harvested. AEV does not utilize rain forest or natural grown wood products.
The manufacturer’s ambulances are well-insulated and incorporate LED lighting, which is specialized to allow emergency personnel to more easily locate patient veins. As an optional feature AEV ambulances can be ordered with ZeroRPM Idle Mitigation System, that is exclusive to the REV Group for ambulance applications.
AEV also incorporates low volatile organic compound interior components in its ambulances, including flooring and walls, meaning better indoor air quality. With emergency vehicles, it’s imperative to keep microbes at bay. This can be accomplished with the anti-microbial coatings applied on all door/cabinet handles.
“Eco-friendly and sustainable construction/manufacturing is prevalent in the production of homes and RVs, and now we are excited to bring this green certification to ambulances,” said Mandy Leazenby, TRA president.