100% of the electricity we use is from Renewable energy.
In November of 2022 our Solar Panel project was completed and we are now 30% self-sufficient for our electricity requirements. We can also send any surplus power back to the grid. For example, on weekends when our facility is closed.
The project involved the installation of 130 Longi Panels and 1 SMA Core 2 Inverter. The Carbon Reduction will be 299 tonnes saved over the lifetime.
We can also send any surplus power back to the grid. For example, on weekends when our facility is closed. The invertor we have opted for is much larger than we currently need. This is planned for future expansion of the project to account for the additional energy that will be required to charge an electric fleet. We have two electric vehicle charge points in the carpark.
The remaining 70% of electricity is supplied through SSE Airtricity and is from renewable sources.
We operate highly efficient Shredders and Baling equipment in our Destruction Centre that minimise electricity consumption. Our equipment is set to recognise periods of inactivity and shut off. Additionally, our equipment can be set to different performance rates depending on the activity being carried out so the machinery does not need to be at full capacity if it does not need to be.
The toilets in the office and warehouse use rainwater harvested from the roof. The toilets are all low flow design in order to conserve water. The water harvested is also used for the washing of the fleet. Water is not used as part of any other process in the facility.
The office building has a BER rating of B2. The lighting system is fully automated with sensors to prevent electricity wastage in empty rooms, and areas that are not in constant use such as hallways, canteen, toilets or changing rooms. All the lighting is energy efficient LED bulbs.
The windows are highly efficient A-rated windows that prevent heat loss yet allow for heat transfer in from the sun’s warmth.
We aim to not only have the most secure and advanced Destruction Centre, but also the most environmentally efficient one.