EnviroVent relocates to zero carbon premises

EnviroVent has relocated to new purpose-built zero carbon headquarters as part of its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

The new 61,000 sq. ft premises in Harrogate is the culmination of a 10 month build project and brings together EnviroVent’s manufacturing facility, warehousing, head office and training suite into one purpose-built headquarters.

The build was carried out by Sutcliffe Construction, working alongside Teakwood Developments.

Andy Makin, Managing Director of EnviroVent, says “It is fantastic for the company to be together under one roof in our new zero carbon headquarters. We are truly committed to good environmental practices throughout our business and these purpose-built premises allow EnviroVent to operate on an even more sustainable basis. With much larger premises, we have room to expand our ambitious plans. Working alongside our parent company Soler & Palau, we fully expect to grow our brand, protecting and creating employees’ roles, benefitting our customers, our suppliers and the wider community. We are very excited about the future!”

James Sutcliffe, Sutcliffe Construction’s Managing Director says: “We’re delighted to complete this sustainable new HQ building for Teakwood Developments and EnviroVent. Our credentials in building manufacturing and warehousing buildings across the North of England are strong and the quality of the finish on this building both inside and out is something we’re particularly proud of.”

Daniel Martin, Director of Teakwood Developments, comments: “It’s been a long road but so rewarding to reach the end, providing a facility that we can all be proud of. It secures the future of this fantastic business in Harrogate, providing a state-of-the-art facility, with the all-important expansion capabilities.”

EnviroVent’s zero carbon head office will be the base for its 260 employees, which has involved the relocation of staff from two existing premises in Harrogate. The new self-sustainable building will reduce the company’s environmental impact significantly and includes many energy efficient initiatives. These include solar panels providing electricity, renewable energy sources, air source heat pumps to heat the premises and the latest mechanical ventilation heat recovery system to ensure high levels of indoor air quality. The premises feature optimum building design for insulation, electric charging points for vehicles to promote green travel, as well as featuring LED lighting units and responsive lighting to minimise energy use.

To offset any further carbon emissions, EnviroVent has also built a partnership with MoreTrees, which will plant 5,000 trees per year on its behalf. This will remove a total of approximately 1,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year. By 2030, EnviroVent will have planted 46,500 trees, removing around 14,000 tonnes of CO2. The new zero carbon headquarters and commitment to planting 5,000 trees per year is part of EnviroVent’s plan to achieve net zero by 2030.

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