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Investment in a range of renewable energy technologies by an electrical actuator supplier based near Bristol is reaping returns through reduced energy costs and meeting sustainability goals, saving over 236 tons of CO2 and generating more than 420 MWh of energy.
AUMA Actuators Limited – part of the AUMA Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of modular electric actuators – generates electricity from 178 photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of its Clevedon warehouse, whilst heating and cooling is generated using electric air-source heat pumps. The building’s lighting uses energy efficient LEDs. The company also operates a fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles.
Paul Hopkins, Managing Director, AUMA Actuators Limited, says: “We believe that every business has a responsibility to reduce its carbon footprint. We are using the guidance provided by the Carbon Trust to accelerate our journey to Net Zero.
“Alongside PVs and our electric air-source heat pump, we encourage our team to cycle to work, taking advantage of the Government’s scheme that provides tax incentives to enable employees to buy bikes at a reduced cost. We have also taken steps to reduce our water consumption. And we have made significant progress in transitioning our company fleet to environmentally friendly vehicles, with over 50% now being hybrid or fully electric.
“But our commitment doesn’t end there. We continue to identify opportunities to reduce waste, removing the requirement for plastic packaging by introducing innovations such as reusable wooden crates for the delivery of actuators to site.”
AUMA Actuators Limited is a major supplier of electric actuators to the water, gas and manufacturing industries. Customers include Anglian Water, Thames Water, and National Gas.
For further information visit www.auma.co.uk