Energy efficiency improvements at Worcester offices
Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Environment and also in Care and Support, Communities
A range of energy efficiency improvements are being made to Sanctuary Group’s offices in Worcester as part of a programme to reduce the environmental impact of its operations.
The leading housing and care provider, based in Castle Street, is carrying out works to create greener, cleaner offices for its 1,000 Worcester-based employees.
Sanctuary, which has centred its UK corporate services functions in the heart of Worcester city, has made the improvements to reduce its carbon footprint and ensure long-term energy cost savings.
Work to the premises in Castle Street includes replacement of the main slate roof, new upgraded double glazed timber windows, and fitting of more efficient air conditioning and internal ventilation units.
Sanctuary will also be able to generate its own electricity from the installation of new solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to three of their four city centre offices.
The latest improvements are part of a range of energy efficient measures the Group has made, including its award-winning Data Centre which harvests heat generated from IT servers and re-uses it to heat the offices, helping to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.
Patrick Stone, Sanctuary’s head of asset performance, said: “As a leading housing and care provider, we have an important role to play in ensuring we limit the impact of our activities on the environment. These measures at our Worcester offices are part of a wider programme of environmental improvements, which includes improving our housing stock and care homes up and down the country.”