Becoming a climate-friendly company has never been more important and can have the added benefits of saving you money and transforming your business.

This month, we were warned of a ‘code red for humanity’ in a damning major UN scientific report.

The report stated that our climate was changing in unprecedented ways. Thankfully though, scientists have said we can avoid a catastrophe if we all act fast. And it’s against this backdrop, every company in the UK and Ireland are now reassessing their carbon footprint.

Companies like yours are adapting to this changing world and wondering how you can play a positive role in the climate emergency. The great news is that being a climate-friendly company in 2021 doesn’t have to be costly or time-consuming. In fact, by embracing renewable energy, you can save money and transform your business.

Here are five things you can do this year to reduce your carbon footprint and win more business from climate-conscious customers.

1. Solar PV

Increasingly popular for businesses in the UK and Ireland, Solar Photovoltaics (PV) helps you achieve two goals.

Firstly, you’ll be saving money on your energy spend, which means you can divert those savings into other essential parts of the business.

Secondly, you’ll be reducing your carbon emissions.

Solar power doesn’t produce harmful C02 emissions; Earth will thank you, and so will your customers.

And the advantages of using Solar PV don’t end there.

By utilising Solar PV technology, you’ll be minimising your company’s reliance on the grid, and even better, you’ll protect your budgets against energy bill hikes.

Are you ready to join the Solar PV revolution?

Our experienced Solar PV engineers can call out to you and provide a full assessment.

Better still, you’ll have three different payment options: 1. Outright Purchase, 2. Asset Finance or 3. Power Purchase Agreement.

2. Solar hot water

Your roof is a real asset for cost savings, and it’s one area businesses tend to forget about. 

Your morning cups of tea and coffee will be pretty special; by installing solar panels on your roof, you’ll enjoy climate-approved hot water. 

And the benefits of solar-powered hot water are impressive, not to mention their 15-20 year life span.

Firstly, you’ll be making a switch to a greener, significantly more efficient way of heating.

Secondly, you’ll be substantially reducing your carbon emissions.

And thirdly, you’ll notice a marked improvement in SAP calculations.

And lastly, you don’t need to rely on summer weather for power; air source heat pumps can work in sub-zero temperatures up to -20 degrees for reliable heating all year round. Solar Hot water works all year round.

3. EV (electric vehicle) charging points

The days of petrol and diesel vehicles are numbered.

Nasty for the environment and increasingly expensive to power, these two old stalwarts are about to breathe their last (toxic) fumes.

Indeed, the UK Government has said it plans to introduce a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

Unsurprisingly then, the move towards electric vehicles is happening at speed.

And for your business, one of the first things to think about is how your employees and visitors can charge their shiny new electric vehicles.

That’s where EV charging points come in handy.

The great news is that not only will you improve your green credentials and save money, but you’ll enjoy using the latest technology. 

EV charging points are adaptable and can be used in supermarkets, colleges and schools, care homes, factories, hospitals, car showrooms and many more places.

4. MVHR (Mechanical ventilation Heat Recovery)

Imagine your building could provide fresh filtered air, ensure excellent air quality and retain heat simultaneously.

Well, you don’t have to imagine anymore; say hello to Heat Recovery (MVHR).

This intelligent, energy-efficient ventilation system utilises an air-to-air heat exchanger to recover up to 90% of heat being lost that usually would have been wasted.

As the system works independently from your heating system, you’ll quickly enjoy significant savings on your energy bills.

Mould and condensation – when left untreated – can be a costly inconvenience for your business as well as potentially causing structural and cosmetic damage.

So you’ll also appreciate how the clever MVHR system essentially eliminates condensation and mould in your building by adequately ventilating it.

5.Combined heat and power (CHP)

Described by the UK Government as a ‘highly efficient process that captures and utilises the heat’, CHP enjoys an impressive efficiency of over 80%. 

For your business, that means saving around one fifth on your energy bills and saving up to 30% on carbon emissions. 

And customers of Enviro FWA say they also like how their CHP system improves their fuel supply security. delete

Ultimately, a CHP engine generates electricity through its alternator. 

That heat from the engine is then recovered, and you’ll be able to use it for hot water or steam.

Recent reports paint a sobering reality for our climate.

But thankfully, there’s still some important things we can all do on a daily basis to minimise our impact on the planet.

Moving towards a sustainable business model is not only cost-effective, but it’s the right thing to do.

As customers become more conscious of their own carbon footprint, you can guarantee they’ll appreciate your company making efforts to improve energy efficiency.

Enviro FWA is committed to helping businesses develop a sustainable, green energy approach that’s as good for their bank balance as it is for our planet. Our team of experts can call out to your premises at a time that’s convenient to you.

If you’d like any of our services or products, we’ll carry out a full inspection and let you know how you can save on energy costs while doing your bit for the environment.