Our Environmental Policy
Working within the wind energy industry, Community Windpower realises that sustainable working practices within our own business are essential to help reduce the effects of climate change . We are constantly working on ways to cut our greenhouse gas emissions and therefore reduce our Carbon Footprint.
As part of our Environmental Policy we:
- Have implemented an office recycling scheme for paper and plastics and we use local recycling centres for other materials including glass, clothes and carrier bags.
- Raise staff awareness on waste and motivate staff to reuse and recycle office stationary as much as possible, therefore reducing the amount of waste we produce. All our printing paper is recycled and our copier paper comes from sustainable managed forests.
- Are reducing our energy consumption by constantly encouraging staff to be aware of the energy they use and by incorporating energy management strategies in to work procedures.
- Encourage staff to travel more sustainably by using public transport whenever possibly and not using domestic flights. We also encourage our staff to 'car share' when on business trips or attending meetings, using our fully maintained, fuel efficient pool car.
- Are developing a new office building which will be eco-friendly and will incorporate various sustainable measures including:
- Electricity is sourced from 100% green, renewable generation
- Solar panels
- Low energy light bulbs
- LED lighting
- Pellet wood burning stove
- Air source heat pump with under floor heating
- Rain harvester unit to recycle rain and grey waste water for toilet flushing facilities.
- Promote and fund energy efficiency schemes as part of our community benefits, to encourage and develop the understanding and implementation of energy saving on a wide scale (e.g. BeGreen Energy Advice Centres).
- We also encourage our staff to follow the principles of re-using and recycling products, reducing energy consumption and minimizing waste outside of the work place, to help them cut their individual carbon footprints at home.