Solar Panel Installation at LandScope’s Head Office
Determined to support the global Science Based Target (SBT) initiative, LandScope’s Environment and Sustainability Plan for 2021 included commission of an energy consumption review to be carried out by our local Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP).
The ensuing report indicated that energy reduction practices at LandScope were already very well adopted, such as very high levels of insulation, ground source heat pump technology for heating, rainwater harvesting for grey water needs, and efficient LED Lighting. The report concluded that the only significant improvement to further reduce our carbon footprint at LandScope’s head office would be the installation of an array of solar photovoltaic panels. Therefore, with the aid of a grant from Marches Renewable Energy project (MaRE), the roof of a storage barn now proudly boasts sunlight-grabbing, energy-generating, PV cells from the award-winning renewable technology specialist Caplor Energy. As part of this project, and in anticipation of our transition to a fully electric vehicle fleet, Caplor Energy are also installing EV charging infrastructure at our head office this month.
Rosie Kirkwood, LandScope’s SHEQ Coordinator, said “this project has been close to our heart from the outset, hence the speed at which the project has progressed. LandScope are set to save more than two tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year, and we couldn’t be happier with this leap towards reaching our sustainability goals.”
The project has received £3,138.65 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regeneration. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding