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Energy costs money and wasted energy
At EAE, we are keen to keep our energy bills to a minimum, for
both environmental and financial reasons.
We have taken a number of steps to reduce and manage our energy
usage, including the following.
- Our national storage and distribution centres
at Loanhead and Kintore use low energy lighting and ambient
gas warehouse heating that have reduced our energy costs by
over 30%. (In addition, tap flow restrictions and toilet cistern
hippos have minimised our water wastage and cut our water
costs by almost 20%).
- Our Kintore storage and distribution centre
incorporates a zonal temperature control system and insulation
that is 200% above building standard requirements.
- In 2007, we installed Windy Boy, a 15 metre
wind turbine, at our Loanhead storage and distribution centre.
This now supplies up to 50% of Loanhead’s electricity
requirements and powers the Electric Green Leaflet Machine,
Scotland’s first electric leaflet delivery van.
- We buy electricity from Good Energy, the UK’s
only supplier of 100% renewable electricity. (In addition,
our telecoms supplier, Dial Green, is a carbon neutral telecommunications
- We plan to install a 21.6 kW Solar PV array
on our warehouse roof at Loanhead to complement the renewable
energy created by Windy Boy. We hope to commence this project
before the end of 2012.
hates waste. At EAE, we have reduced our energy wastage and