In 2007 Maximillion bought a 9000 sq ft 1970’s industrial unit with a vision to transform it into modern, eye-catching exemplar of sustainability. The building was cold, damp, drafty with a rabbit warren of small rooms and offices with precious little insulation. Post “recycling” this building, we have won many awards and accreditations , have reduced our carbon footprint to less than 5 tons pa and are now a net energy contributor. Here are some of our key actions:
Insulation: Warm deck roof, triple glazed sky lights, insulated walls, new double glazing throughout.
Lighting: All lights replaced with a mix of T5 high frequency, PIR motion detectors, dimmers, etc
Heating: Install a wet radiator system heated by a 56kw biomass boiler. Weather optimisers and thermostatic zones all providing flexible control.
Solar Energy: 144 solar pv panels 36kw system generating just under 30,000 kWh each year avoiding 21 tons of CO2.
Rainwater Harvesting: We capture rainwater from our warehouse roofs and store in 2x 500l tanks. The water is used for washing vehicles and equipment at our wash down point.
Solar Thermal: We have two solar thermal panels which heat our hot water, reducing energy, carbon and cost.