While energy reduction is at the top of many agendas in today’s market, this was not necessarily the case when GSH officially launched its energyplus initiative in 2004.
The concept has been part of the company’s offering for almost 30 years, showing the type of commendable foresight for which the 115-year-old business has become known.
Originally founded to service the thriving potteries industry in Stoke-on-Trent, GSH is a model of how to adapt to changing market conditions.
It now provides a wealth of facilities maintenance and carbon-saving services to an international clientele that consists of an impressive array of blue chip organisations.
The company’s services are proving increasingly popular in the ongoing drive to reduce carbon footprints.
Research and development continues to represent a major cornerstone of the GSH operation.
It works in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands, including the sponsorship of students, while also using its own facility on the Isle of Harris to research renewable energy.
The company owns Amhuinnsuidhe Castle, which includes a number of renewable technology installations. These are used as a study in performance, allowing the company to evaluate which technology is most suitable for different settings.
GSH has been involved in a number of prestigious projects, including the government’s Quarry House facility in Leeds.
The company worked in partnership with Ener-G and Telereal Trillium to deliver expected savings of £90,000 and a reduction in carbon emissions of 430 tonnes per annum.
The business ensures its own operation is highly efficient through a mixture of mobile communications technology for engineers, web-based tracking and diagnostic monitoring of clients’ systems.
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