We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and becoming as carbon neutral as possible in the future. As part of our sustainability drive, we have recently installed three new Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs). These will be up and running shortly and will produce enough heat for the underfloor heating in the main shop, the Coffee Shop & Restaurant and the Garden Shop. They will run off mains electricity, a much more energy-efficient solution than the old oil-fired boiler system. We are proud to say that these pumps will save an estimated 79 tonnes of CO² emissions a year, which is the equivalent to the average yearly emissions of ten people in the UK or the same CO2 savings as planting over 1,300 trees!
We take our responsibility towards caring for the environment very seriously. There are many issues to consider, and not all can be tackled at once. They are always prepared to take on the challenge to improve wherever possible. Tristan Bourne, Operations Director, commented: “Investing in Air Source Heat Pumps will immediately reduce our carbon emissions. We are committed to playing our part in the global fight against climate change, and this was the most effective immediate step we could take.”
We are doing lots more to support the environment and make sure we are as sustainable as possible. For more details, please see our Environmental Credentials