Recycling and waste management
We believe firmly in recycling at source. We can currently recycle:
- Electrical and electronic waste
The remainder of our waste is sent to the local energy from waste facility which provides electricity to power over 25,000 homes in Birmingham. This ensures that 100% of our waste is diverted from landfill.
Energy – Smart metering
In buildings, Three, Four and Nine we have installed “smart meters” throughout the buildings. This allows us to monitor how the electricity is being used in each building “by the hour ” to ensure we are operating the building as efficiently as possible. Since the installation of the meters we have made a number of changes in the building operations and we are seeing up to 20% reductions in energy.
Act on CO2 – Follow the link below to find handy tools, guides and reports to help your business address climate change.
As part of its sustainability programme, Brindleyplace is backing Liftshare’s Lift to Work scheme aimed at getting business people to share transport and reduce carbon emissions across the UK.
The scheme currently has 500,000 individual members and 600 corporate lift share schemes, all of which are now reaping the many benefits that Liftshare has to offer. Perhaps most importantly, the scheme can allow companies to monitor their efforts in reducing carbon dioxide emissions but individuals will also see a reduction in commuting costs and a lesser demand for car parking spaces. Additionally, businesses can take advantage of an improved community profile and encourage behavioural change amongst its employees.
For further information visit liftshare.com.
Food waste drying – enhancing recycling & renewable energy
Brindleyplace are currently working in collaboration with Jack Moody Ltd trialling exclusive food drying equipment. Jack Moody Ltd has developed an exclusive technology supply contract to develop this technology in the UK at commercial and industrial outlets. The technology uses indirect heating and mixing to produce a food waste powder suitable for composting, anaerobic digestion or combustion and has the potential to reduce the weight of the waste by 75%.
For further details jackmoody.com