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Eight ways to improve the environmental performance of your warehouse:

  • Rain water harvesting
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Timber FSC (Forest Stewardship Council – promotes responsible management of forests)
  • Low water volume WCs
  • Organic paint – minimising volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can be toxic.
  • Recyclable yarn carpets (By using carpets with a third less nylon and recycled yarn, the environmental impact is reduced).
  • Office walls built with DSG, an inert by-product of the power generation industry, which would otherwise be a waste material. It’s being used to supplement the natural gypsum in the plasterboard.
  • Solar thermal hot water heating – water is heated by the sun, then circulated through a coil in the hot water cylinder. This preheats surrounding water which is stored ready for use.

Source: Gazeley


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