Barnhill Chimney

Barnhill Chimney Company is a local, family-owned business. All of our technicians are Chimney Safety Institute of America certified. (Click here to check our individual techs’ certifications!)

The chimney sweep profession is not regulated by the federal government or the state of Kentucky. It is easy for someone to go buy a couple of brushes and a vacuum cleaner and call themselves a chimney sweep. Chimney sweeps certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) are educated, tested thoroughly, and held to high ethical standards. Please visit the Institute’s website to learn more about why you should always use a CSIA certified chimney sweep.

We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau. We take pride in our professional reputation and we work hard to make sure you are happy with the services we provide. We happily furnish references or examples of previous work upon request.

Current Sustainable Practices

Below are the initiatives Barnhill Chimney has completed on the Green Check scorecard.

Sustainability Management and the Green Team

  • Designate a Sustainability Coordinator or Green Team responsible for
    managing sustainability initiatives.

Awareness, Education, and Outreach

  • Provide a sustainability information board in a common area such as a break room or kitchen.
  • Include a sustainability statement and training in all new hire materials.
  • Promote sustainability accomplishments in external marketing
    materials (website, social media, newsletter, press releases, TV/radio
    ads).
  • Provide volunteers for community environmental projects annually.

Energy Efficiency

  • Establish a power-down policy and checklist that includes items such as shutting off lights at night.
  • Replace incandescent or CFL lights with LED lights 76-100% replacement.
  • Establish a regular filter maintenance policy for your HVAC system.
  • Have your HVAC system evaluated every 2 years by a certified service provider.
  • Establish a dress code that encourages employees to dress for thermal comfort.
  • Install programmable thermostats and use them to adjust temperature during unoccupied hours.
  • Take measures to insulate HVAC system and ductwork to minimize heat loss.
  • Daylight work spaces wherever possible.

Waste Reduction and Recycling

  • Implement a basic recycling program.
  • Provide clearly marked recycling bins at work stations and/or in
    common areas. Recycling bins must be paired with a waste bin.
  • Establish a policy for environmentally friendly printing such as twosided printing, reusing copy paper, and electronic document sharing.

Water Conservation

  • Establish a policy for purchase of high efficiency (i.e. WaterSense)
    rated fixtures and appliances.
  • Install water efficient faucets in all of the restrooms.
  • Establish a policy for proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease, distribute to staff, and post in key areas.
  • Install outdoor ash trays to prevent cigarette litter, and make pocket
    ash trays available to staff who smoke.

Sustainable Purchasing

  • Establish a policy for purchasing environmentally-friendly cleaning
    products.

Transportation Efficiency

  • Establish and implement a no-idling policy.
  • Install weather-protected bike storage (indoor or outdoor).

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Member since 2019