At Nuneaton Roof Truss we are actively making changes to our business operations to become a more sustainable and eco-conscious company. Before the pandemic, the media spotlight was on global climate change. We saw increasingly across a wide range of media the impact our lifestyles were having on our environment. It’s vital that we all do our part in adapting how we live for a more sustainable future.
At Nuneaton Roof Truss, we are making changes to the existing wet central heating system and air heaters within our workshop to reduce our carbon footprint. Two Froling T4e wood chip boilers, accompanied by a Viessmann Vitoligno 250-S wood gasification boiler are being installed. By installing a biomass boiler, steps are being taken to become a greener company. Replacing an electric or gas heating system with a biomass boiler will help reduce the carbon dioxide output dramatically.
How biomass boilers work
This is because biomass energy primarily comes from burning wood in the form of wood chips, logs and pellets. Burning biomass releases heat which can be used as an energy source to generate electricity to power items in the home, office or vehicles. Having a biomass boiler will undoubtedly have a positive impact on reducing the carbon footprint of our company. This is because a woodchip boiler is a more sustainable solution than oil or gas as it’s a renewable energy source.
Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air as they grow. When wood is burned, this amount of CO2 is released back into the environment. The amount of CO2 released during combustion corresponds to that which is released during normal rotting in the forest. Heating with biomass fuels such as wood therefore means heating in the balance of nature!
“It’s more important than ever to consider the use of renewable energy”
We all know there has been a growing concern around the use of fossil fuels and the impact on the environment for many years now, along with the rising cost of these fuels. When burning of fossil fuels, large amounts of carbon dioxide – a greenhouse gas, are being emitted into the air. Greenhouse gases trap heat in our atmosphere and cause the earth to heat up and so far the temperature globally has increased by 1 degrees celsius. Acid rain caused by sulphur in fossil fuels also causes damage to wildlife and aquatic life.
Therefore, it’s more important than ever to consider the use of renewable energy. Burning wood chips is natural, isn’t likely to be scarce and not subject to fluctuating costs – making it a strong choice for businesses economically and environmentally. Burning wood chips is the largest use of energy derived from a solid fuel biomass. This not only supplies us with energy but it also helps with the disposal of wood and other materials’ waste.
Sustainability is key
As an environmentally conscious company, we ‘Nuneaton Roof Truss’ are always working on ways to reduce our CO2 footprint. By reducing the amount of fossil fuels used and utilising renewable sources, this is another positive step forward in making our company more sustainable and eco-friendly, as well as economically efficient.