Excessive-performance photo voltaic panels on the roof of TG Lynes have saved the equal quantity of carbon as planting greater than 1,500 new bushes.
The photo voltaic PV system on the Enfield base of the heating, plumbing and air motion supplies provider was switched on two years in the past to the day.
Sustainability champions on the enterprise have been crunching the numbers to rejoice the anniversary and have revealed the photo voltaic PV system has up to now saved 25,129.03 kg of carbon – the equal to 1,518 bushes planted.
Andrew Ingram, Managing Director at TG Lynes stated: “The funding on this state-of-the-art photo voltaic PV system was a big transfer by the enterprise. We knew in principle that the panels would make a big dent in our carbon footprint and would assist us be extra self-sufficient.
“Two years on and we now have strong knowledge to work from and I’m completely delighted that they’ve carried out so nicely and are making such an enormous contribution in direction of the enterprise’ total power consumption.
“Coupled with the low-consumption LED lights that have been put in on the similar time, we’ve got saved nicely in extra of 30,000 kg of carbon.”
The photo voltaic panels have produced in extra of 130 MWh of electrical energy since inception – and are at the moment offering greater than 35% of the power required for the enterprise’ operations.
A sunny July final yr noticed the system produce the very best quantity of power up to now – greater than 10 MWh.
A complete of 24.25 MWh has been returned to the grid, serving to to satisfy the nation’s ever-increasing demand for power.
A number of the extra power produced by the photo voltaic panels is used to energy TG Lynes’ firm automotive fleet, which is now 100% hybrid or electrical, with 40% full EV.
Different sustainable initiatives launched at TG Lynes embody switching to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in two of its 18 tonne Euro 6 autos. HVO autos create round 195kg of greenhouse gasoline CO2 for each 1,000 litres burned, in comparison with 3.6 tonnes of GHG CO2 for each 1,000 litres of diesel burned.
TG Lynes additionally has a rigorous waste administration process and has launched sustainable workwear produced from 100% recycled plastic. All plastic wrap and luggage utilized by the enterprise are produced from recycled plastic.
Andrew added: “We’re doing implausible work to get the enterprise transferring in direction of a really sustainable future.
“We’ve made large strides over the previous few years and have plans to maintain progressing by each facet of our operations, from power to supply and sourcing inventory to waste.”
TG Lynes shares trade main manufacturers and provides 1000’s of merchandise together with valves, metal and copper tubes and fittings, press methods, composite and plastic plumbing, drainage options and help methods and tooling. An intensive plant rent service can also be accessible.