Fastenings systems producer, SFS intec is investing in new initiatives to reduce energy consumption within its Leeds HQ and production site located close to Leeds city centre.
Working in conjunction with its OEM customer Kingspan, SFS intec has installed a new ultra-low energy LED lighting system to save 65 tonnes of CO2 per annum and provide a brighter and more comfortable working environment.
The 155 low-energy LED lights are helping SFS intec cut its annual electricity consumption for light by almost three quarters and allow the lighting levels to be customised.
SFS intec has also worked with waster management specialist ACM Environmental PLC to implement new processes across the site to ensure all cardboard, dry mixed recyclables, wood, scrap metal and general waste is separated and sent to recycling plants.
Luke Wood, QES Manager at SFS intec, said, “Cutting our energy consumption and waste helps us to minimise our carbon footprint and maintain our position as an environmentally sustainable supply chain partner for all our built environment customers.
“Our next programme is looking at our consumption of gas for heating to power our air-handling systems and, when implemented, could deliver even further CO2 savings.
“The fastening systems we manufacture and supply are often used in low and zero carbon buildings, so it is important for our customers to have confidence that each SFS intec product used is manufactured sustainably. That’s where we add value and give the industry a ‘greener’ choice.”
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