JS Wright has sought to reduce its impact on the environment by investing in training staff to become low carbon consultants, with the result that the company is now qualified to make low-carbon energy assessments for their clients’ buildings. It has also invested in low-emission company vehicles, including hybrid cars.
JS Wright has sent young engineers to the Sustainability Live exhibition at the NEC to improve their knowledge of energy-efficient technologies and interrelate with other engineers. In addition to these measures, it has invested in video conferencing technology for discussions between its London and Birmingham offices to save time, reduce vehicle fuel use and lower the risk of travel accidents.
Placing recycling bins on site and in the office has also allowed it to reduce waste and the build-up of loose materials that could cause harm, with the result that the amount of paper used for drawing and documentation has fallen dramatically. JS Wright has even introduced a mentoring programme, pairing experienced staff members with up-and-coming less experienced employees.