Earlier this year we decided to renovate our warehouse to make space for more storage, and make a brand new picking and packing area. This gave us the opportunity to apply for a grant to make our warehouse as environmentally sustainable as possible.
In December of last year we received a free energy audit by BEE Anglia, who told us what to do, and offered us a grant to make the factory sustainable. For the renovation we cleaned out our warehouse to make more space, and built a new insulated picking and packing area at the back. Below are some photos of the project and the finished product.
We are proud to find out that we have received Silver Level accreditation for our project.
"The Suffolk Latch Company is clearly considering its environmental impact and is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. This is evident in the management processes already in place (e.g. paperless administration and sales) and the significant steps taken to ensure that energy efficiency is integral to the refurbishment of the premises." - Suffolk Carbon Charter
In some of the photos below you will see the insulation being installed in our new picking and packing area. We've installed infrared heating panels which instead of heating the room using convection, only heat objects the infrared light hits. And we have installed LED lighting, which use a lot less energy and last longer than traditional florescent lighting.