Sustainability 

The impact of precast concrete 
 
It’s no secret that the manufacture of precast concrete is notoriously detrimental to the environment and plays a key role in the production of harmful CO2 emissions produced by the construction industry. 
 
After coal-powered electricity, use of cement is the next biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, accounting for approximately 5% of annual anthropogenic global CO2 production, with one-tonne of CO2 produced for every tonne of cement. 
 
Immediate action is required to improve sustainability, reduce carbon emissions and work towards a greener future – and it’s not as difficult as you might think. 
 
 
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How we’re making a difference 
 
We have been proactive in adapting our processes to work towards carbon neutrality, introducing both a wood pellet fuelled biomass boiler within our manufacturing facility and electric vehicle charging points for staff and visitors at our offices. 
 
On top of this, we are the first precast manufacturer in the UK to have successfully transitioned 100% of our production machinery, including fork trucks, loading shovels, shunters, dumpers, cherry pickers and prestressed concrete manufacturing machines from the use of regular diesel to HVO – a hydro-treated vegetable oil biofuel. 
 
By adopting 100% HVO, greenhouse gas emissions produced by our machinery reduced by up to 90%, with a 35% reduction in particulate mass and a 30% reduction of CO2 company wide. 
 
 
Planning for future generations 
 
In 2021 we installed a considerable number of solar panels to the roof of our factory with the aim of achieving a saving of approximately 200,000KW per year, equating to ~50% of our total energy usage. 
 
We are proud to be rated as a “Zero Waste to Landfill” Company and to help us continually manage our environmental impacts, operate an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. 
 
We understand that our work towards a more sustainable future will never be complete, which is why we are committed to continual research and development that ensures we are always progressing and heading in the right direction. 
 
 
 
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