Over the last 2 months, Pinnacle has continued to invest in our equipment and infrastructure with the aim of improving the working environment for all our staff, whilst at the same time reducing our carbon footprint.
Firstly, we have installed new Solar Panels at our Head Office in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, East Midlands, which will help to reduce not only our costs but also our energy consumption as a company. We believe that this will help to offset the carbon footprint of our freight and transport operations. We have fitted 380 solar panels which will generate 167.16MWh annually. This will supply us with at least 52% of our total energy, whilst putting any excess energy we are not using back onto the grid, giving cleaner energy to others.
Below is the site plan, and some pictures during the installation process.
We are excited to announce that the Solar Panels will reduce our CO2 emissions by an estimated 32.33t, which is the equivalent of 1485 trees being planted!
As part of the solar panel installation project, the roof has also been upgraded by installing thick fibreglass insulation to make our building more energy-efficient and reduce any residual heat loss.
But that’s not all! Other measures Pinnacle have taken alongside this are installing a brand new boiler system giving us an improvement of 40% efficiency, which is also linked to smart thermostats on each individual radiator. We have also switched all our forklift trucks from gas to electric at all of our sites, which will then mainly be charged with solar power. In conjunction with this, we have also installed several electric car charging points which can also charge our fleet of electric company cars.
In addition to the above, lighting at all our sites has been upgraded to LED lighting replacing approximately 170 lights, giving us a massive saving in energy consumption and improving our overall working environment in both the office and the warehouse.
Finally, we also operate a recycling programme for all our wood, pallets, cardboard, plastics and shrink-wrap to make sure that we reduce our impact on the environment.
We at Pinnacle continue to invest in our future, improving our working environment, whilst reducing both our energy consumption and overall carbon footprint, all helping to offset our freight operations.
If you would like to find out more about Pinnacle please feel free to visit our website www.pinnaclefreight.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org