H+H Celcon UK has become the first aircrete manufacturer and the first company in the precast concrete industry to achieve accreditation under the Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme (EEAS), the UK’s independent benchmark for energy efficiency. Commented Colin Cook, H+H UK’s process systems manager: “The award emphasises H+H UK’s commitment to the principles of sustainability. Not only are Celcon products ‘light on the planet’ in use, but this award demonstrates that we go to extraordinary efforts to minimise energy consumption in manufacture as well”.
EEAS assessor Bob Spain was impressed by H+H’s level of investment in energy efficiency measures. These include recycling steam from the autoclaves used to cure aircrete, recovering combustion heat to raise the temperature of boiler feed water and a recent innovation, the installation of wind turbines to generate power.
The assessor was also impressed by the efforts made to increase awareness of energy efficiency with regular in-house briefing sessions and staff being sent on training courses. H+H already has plans for further investment in ways to reduce their CO2 emissions through energy efficiency, Bob Spain commented “these plans for further investment reflect a continual search for improvement of technology and best practices – most commendable”
H+H UK Limited joins a network of over 200 organisations accredited under the scheme for their active reduction of CO2 emissions. Achieving accreditation meant maintaining and improving on good practice in energy management, keeping up to date with new energy saving initiatives and above all, encouraging staff and the public to be energy aware.
Process Systems Manager Colin Cook will be presented the certificate on behalf of H+H UK at an awards ceremony on the 19 July 2007.