Building energy on the road to net zero

We’re making progress on our journey to net zero, with more carbon reduction projects to complement our new solar panels

Tackling climate change is everyone’s responsibility and, here at Linney, we’re committed to exploring many ways to play our part.

“Achieving net zero requires us to first understand what our baseline carbon footprint is before setting out a plan to tackle it,” says Regenerate’s Scott Tunnicliffe.

“Gathering data has given us our starting point and, from there, we were able to set near- and long-term reduction goals. We call this our ‘Carbon Roadmap’. 

“We’ve already installed a 999kWh solar system on our largest building and are applying for planning permission to expand this. We’re also planning to install state-of-the-art roof-mounted wind turbines and industry-leading battery storage.

“Once we’re generating as much of our own electricity as possible, we’ll make sure any we buy is from renewable sources.

“However, there’s also little point in generating our own electricity if we are wasting it unnecessarily. So, we’re on a mission to ensure we’re as energy efficient as possible. This involves reviewing all our lighting, installing the most efficient LED options, installing motion sensors, replacing older kit with more efficient kit, installing rapid automatic roller shutter doors to minimise heat loss in winter, and investing in voltage optimisation technology to stabilise energy supply at minimum required levels.”

Our business is monitoring the evolution of electric vehicles and we’re poised to start replacing our fleet with greener transport as soon as it’s feasible to do so. From company cars to forklifts, trucks and vans – switching from diesel and petrol to greener alternatives such as hybrid and fully electric options will further reduce our emissions.

“Through our partnership with the World Land Trust, we’ve already offset more than 5,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide,” adds Scott. “We’ll continue to do so on the journey to our long-term target of a 90% reduction in total emissions by 2040.

“It’ll take a lot of hard work and investment. But we have our Carbon Roadmap and we’re heading in the right direction.”

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