Barker and Stonehouse thanks bright spark employees for energy savings of 35%
Barker and Stonehouse has thanked staff members for coming up with a range of successful initiatives to cut energy costs.
The furniture retailer said their contribution has helped to reduce energy usage by more by 35% over the past three months.
Barker and Stonehouse managing director James Barker explained: “Like most businesses, our energy costs have seen a dramatic increase year on year and while the government has offered some respite by promising to cap these in the short term, these increased rates still require us to make some changes as a result.
“Our teams have been proactive by taking seriously various bread-and-butter energy saving steps (from energy efficient lightbulbs to diligent use of lighting, heating and air conditioning), helping us to cut our energy usage by a massive 35% over the past three months.
“These added efficiencies mean we can continue to drive down our carbon footprint as a business. While we’ve been carbon neutral for the last two years, we’re always looking for ways to improve and refine our operations and challenges, such as the ones we are facing. This is typical of our staff who are always going the extra mile, not only for the business but for the planet too.”
Barker and Stonehouse is currently building a new state-of the-art flagship store in Gateshead which has been designed with sustainability in mind. Materials used include solar roof tiles and responsibly sourced timber frames instead of steel. The store will also have an expansive green roof that will protect and promote biodiversity.
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