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Solar thermal at Balfour Kilpatrick's new home

Solar thermal water heating and climate monitoring are on the checklist of green features at m&e specialist Balfour Kilpatrick’s new headquarters.

The company is relocating its head office, Projects Unit and Scotland West operation to its new Lumina premises at Hillington Park near Glasgow on June 16.

Commenting on the new building Garry Black, managing director said: 'The building benefits from lots of natural daylight, energy efficient lighting controls, solar thermal water heating and solar control glass, which will make the building very energy efficient. Lumina building is in excess of BREEAM best standards.

“All white goods will be AAA rated and even the desks are from an FSC approved source making the office as environmentally friendly as possible. A car sharing/parking policy has been introduced, and showers and cycle racks are provided as part of the Green Travel Plan.

“These initiatives will go a long way in helping us meet and exceed our carbon reduction targets as part of our SEE the future campaign.'

Power usage will be reduced through server consolidation and virtualisation, and air conditioning is energy efficient through interactive climate monitoring. An estimated 87,000 litres of water per year is to be saved by using waterless urinals.