Harrogate-based ventilation manufacturer EnviroVent has revealed its Roadmap to Net-Zero, which will see the company achieve net-zero carbon across its business by 2030.
The company’s Roadmap to Net-Zero will generate emissions savings of over 1,000 tonnes of carbon in the next 10 years.
Jane McLean, Quality & Environmental Systems Manager at EnviroVent, explains: “Environmental sustainability is very important to us as a business and to many of our public and private sector customers. We’re delighted to be revealing our Roadmap to Net-Zero, which gives a very clear route that we will follow to achieve our environmental targets. To add to this, all our products are designed to use minimal amount of energy and we recycle parts from systems we replace, wherever possible. As a result, customers buying our ventilation systems can be safe in the knowledge they are giving back to the planet.”
To meet the ambitious target of Net-zero carbon by 2030, EnviroVent has put in place a number of sustainability practices to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Recently this has included committing to planting 5,000 trees per year as part of a new partnership with MoreTrees, an organisation that will plant trees responsibly on the company’s behalf over a long-term period and then manage them for life. Planting 5,000 trees every year will remove a total of approximately 1,500 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.
EnviroVent’s Roadmap to Net-Zero also includes plans to relocate to a zero carbon purpose-built headquarters in 2022, which will be heated sustainably via air source heat pumps and its electricity will be generated via solar panels. The building will also incorporate a MVHR heat recovery system, which recovers the energy from extracted air to retain a comfortable environment for employees and ensure all year round good indoor air quality. In addition, the headquarters will feature optimum building design for insulation and will have electric charging points for vehicles to promote green travel by staff and visitors.
The company has also focused on reducing emissions through its fleet as part of its Roadmap to net-zero via a combination of upgrading company vehicles and replacing diesel-fuelled cars with hybrid vehicles. For example, EnviroVent’s chosen plug-in hybrid vehicles will allow a major reduction in CO2 emissions and a 40 per cent reduction in fuel consumption compared to a petrol or diesel vehicle.
EnviroVent is also involved in a number of projects that will help its social and private housing customers to reduce the carbon footprint and energy usage in their housing stock. Project 80 by the housing association Midland Heart is a new build scheme in Birmingham that will meet the Government’s Future Homes Standard, reducing carbon emissions by up to 80%. EnviroVent’s energiSava 250 MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery) systems are being used within a number of the 12 homes being built here. Homes will be monitored constantly as this research and development programme will be used to inform the Government’s next consultation about the Future Homes Standard, which will be compulsory for all new homes built by 2025.
Rebecca McLean, Marketing and Product Director at EnviroVent, said: “We are delighted to be involved in the Project 80 programme in providing the whole house MVHR systems to ensure good indoor air quality for residents. To be part of such a collaborative project to inform debate and input into this important consultation will be essential as we move forward to understand more about the Future Homes Standard.”
EnviroVent’s sophisticated ventilation technology will also be incorporated within a pioneering new housing concept by Barratt Developments. Z House project is a flagship zero carbon home concept that will be built to substantially surpass the Future Homes Standard, delivering over 125% improvement. The new house will feature cutting edge technology including EnviroVent’s MEV 300 system. Powered by DC motor technology, the range uses the lowest energy consumption, reducing carbon emissions.
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Rebecca McLean comments: “It is fantastic to be involved with this really innovative project which is shaping the way that the new homes of the future will be built, generating lower carbon and using renewable energy. A key element of this is to ensure better indoor air quality and it is exciting to see the part our products will play in this.”
Being part of trade association BEAMA has seen EnviroVent further demonstrate its environmental commitments. EnviroVent has recently committed to BEAMA’s Net Zero Carbon pledge, which means it will be supporting the wider industry in delivering effective climate action.
In addition, EnviroVent was recently commended for its commitment to the environment by winning The ASCP Safety & Compliance Awards for Best Product for Improvement to Wellbeing with its new ATMOS ventilation unit. ATMOS is a ventilation system which reduces condensation and eliminates mould growth in the home, whilst minimising energy usage and running costs.
EnviroVent is one of the UK’s leading ventilation manufacturers. Located in Harrogate, the company supplies some of the top UK housebuilders, as well as local authorities, housing associations and homeowners.
For more details about our sustainability program visit our sustainability hub to learn more about our roadmap, click here: https://www.envirovent.com/about-us/sustainability-hub/roadmap-to-net-zero/.
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