Keeping up with the technological revolution can be a challenge for many businesses but it can also have a huge impact on improving sustainability and reducing carbon impact.
At Integrity, we are continually looking to invest in new systems and technology that not only reduce production costs but also allow us to become more energy-efficient.
Our air conditioning units have been replaced with more energy efficient models, whilst a single new compressor system in the factory now does the work of several previous systems. All lighting in the production areas has been replaced with low energy fluorescent tubes and LEDs, which use anything from one fifth to one third of the power of equivalent incandescent bulbs. A project to replace the drive motors on three machines to variable speed has realised annual savings of £4,500 per machine.
We have replaced normal roller shutter doors with high speed models which help to keep valuable heat from escaping our buildings. In addition, we installed high speed Dyson hand driers in the washrooms, which reduced the average monthly usage of boxes of paper towels from 34 to around 12. Replacing the ultraviolet drying units with more energy efficient models amounts to an impressive annual reduction of 20,000 KW hours per unit.