Norco Holdings Ltd
Norco Holdings manufactures composite and GRP structures. Their energy usage is significant and so taking advantage of what Green PEA can offer has resulted in a measurable saving in energy costs.
The biggest change for Norco has been in replacing all its lighting in 3 buildings with energy-efficient LED lighting. This is calculated to save Norco in excess of £39,000 over 5 years on its lighting bill, and reduce its CO2 emissions by 180 tonnes. In addition the workforce has already reported a significant improvement in lighting levels, enabling them to undertake tasks more efficiently and accurately.
Norco has also undertaken a compressed air leaks survey, identifying several leaks that were costing the business nearly £4,000 per annum, and have replaced a boiler in their main office building. The company has an energy management system in two of its buildings that monitor and regulate temperature throughout without the need for manual intervention and it has destratification fans fitted to recirculate hot air away from the top of the warehouses. Finally, via Green PEA delivery partners, Norco has reviewied its current energy contracts and is looking at improving its telecoms and mobile telephone contracts.
Mark Northey, Managing Director of Norco, commented:
“We were introduced to Green PEA a few months ago, and we have already made some significant steps forward with our green technologies. We fully accept that manufacturing composites is inherently not the most environmentally-friendly activity, so anything we can do to offset this is very welcome. The Green PEA delivery partners we have used have been very helpful and we are very keen to continue supporting the scheme in the future.”