Eco-friendly shed completed

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Gazeley’s first eco-efficient EcoTemplate warehouse – G Park Bedford – is now complete. The 41,344sq m distribution facility incorporates 11 environmentally beneficial initiatives suggested in Gazeley’s two-year, £660,000 EcoTemplate research completed last year.

The 11 key initiatives at Bedford include solar thermal hot water heating; a wind turbine to generate power for the offices; 15% roof lights, reducing the need for electric lighting; and pervious paving, minimising the need for man-made underground drainage systems.

Overall, the facility will cut water usage by 45%, harvest 400,000 litres of rainwater per annum (equivalent to 25 million cups of tea), reduce CO2 emissions and derive 6% of the energy requirement from natural resources.

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