Doing our bit to help the environment
Here at Fluid, we're very proud to announce that not one, but two of our UK based offices are now powered by 100% renewable energy. It's an awesome thing to be able to say, and outlines our commitment to clean energy and sustainability in business.
Fluid Branding HQ in St Austell, Cornwall, and our Bury St Edmunds office in Suffolk, have both achieved 100% renewable energy status.
When it was built some 13 years ago, Fluid Branding HQ was designed to the very highest eco standards - even including a ground source heating pump to provide heating for the building. It even won the Excellent Office BREEAM Environmental Award! Since then, we've developed the building's eco credentials with the installation of 10Kwh of solar panels onto the roof.
Although sunshine levels mean that the power generated from the solar panels varies from season to season, they manage to provide around 50% of the building's energy supply, which we think is fantastic for such a busy office! Any excess energy required is fed from the national grid.
With that in mind, we've now made sure in a contract with our energy supplier that all energy fed to the Fluid Branding HQ and Bury St Edmunds offices is generated from renewable sources!
Fluid Branding HQ in St Austell, Cornwall
"It's hugely important that businesses get involved in trying to reduce the impact their activity has on the environment, and it's great news we're now able to make this announcement," says Miles Lovegrove - our Managing Director and owner of the HQ building. "Our commitment to sustainability isn't just about setting us apart from the competition - it's about doing something good."
And very good it is too - even if we do say so ourselves.
It doesn't end there, either. At Fluid we encourage a culture of green thinking. We recycle what waste we can, discourage printing unnecessarily, and give each new member of staff a standard issue reusable drinks bottle (branded, of course!) to help fight the war on single use plastics. We even have two electric car charging ports connected to our HQ building.
We get involved where we can on projects to help the environment, actively support sustainability in business, and encourage others to do the same. If you'd like to know more about how we do things here at Fluid, or how making the right choice in promotional products can help you to help the environment, get in touch and we'll be happy to help.