2014 - February 2014

Henry Boot Construction announces lowest ever carbon footprint – 07/02/14

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We are excited to report we have achieved our lowest carbon footprint levels in four years, despite an increase in business activity.

The announcement comes after our assessment by the independent environmental consultancy Ecus Ltd into our energy usage, both at our Dronfield headquarters and our Manchester office.

Our CO2 emissions have already been reduced 37 per cent since 2008 as well as a 23 per cent drop in CO2 production per £million from four years ago.

Commenting on the achievement, Gareth Cunliffe, Senior Consultant at Ecus Ltd, said:“This has been achieved alongside an increase in business activity, evidenced by increased turnover on 2011, and clearly demonstrates an increase in efficiency at Henry Boot Construction.
“Henry Boot’s trend of electricity use is also down. This result shows a fall in emissions at the Dronfield head office, while emissions from the Manchester office remain relatively steady.

It was noted that the general reduction has been supported by the installation of rooftop photovoltaic panels to the Dronfield site during 2011.

“We are pleased to see an overall reduction in the company’s carbon footprint and an improvement in energy efficiency.
“This is the culmination of a lot of hard work from employees across two locations and investment from Henry Boot Construction to bring the company in-line with more sustainable levels of consumption.
“As an organisation which operates nationally, energy consumption can have an impact on overall costs, profitability and ultimately the environment. It’s therefore vital to ensure we are as efficient as possible to provide the best possible service to our customers while reducing unnecessary negative impact.”

Richard Grafton, Head of Management Services at Henry Boot Construction.

For more information contact:
Steve Allen,
Business Development Manager
sallen@henryboot.co.uk