A Greener Tradition
Over 55 years of greener thinking.
Gregory Kasparian was considering the environment long before the colour green was in style. After taking over the business from his father in the early 1960s, Kasparian’s architect advised him not to bother with insulation, seeing as natural gas was so inexpensive. Kasparian did something that was then uncommon, but what he felt was right. Forgoing the cheap route, he insulated the entire building in order to save energy instead of money.
Kasparian was determined to minimize the amount of water used to clean hundreds of rugs coming through Turco Persian every week. So, he installed automatic shut-off sensors that close the taps when there's no rug on the wash line. As a result, Turco Persian’s water usage was reduced by half. Kasparian was one of the first businesses to sign up with Bullfrog Power, the first 100% green electricity retailer in Ontario. Bullfrog's energy mix comes entirely from wind and low-impact power sources, Even though it costs Kasparian an average of $450 more per month, he says it’s a small price to pay.