Frontier’s most recent Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme(ESOS) report revealed a number of areas in which we could improve our energy management. As a result, we have introduced LED, lighting controlled by motion sensors in all new-build or refurbished offices, warehouses and plant.
All our sites respond to the TRIAD warning scheme,which turns power off at peak times to allow the National Grid to focus on supplying domestic users and sites, such as hospitals and schools.
Solar panels have been installed at our sites in Berwick, Holme on Spalding Moor, Cranswick and Wingham. In 2015/16 our solar production was 1.285 megawatts which represents 12.8% of the power used on Frontier sites.
Our water use is fairly low and mainly restricted to offices, but in 2016 we introduced new cooling units for the water used by the Hagberg machines in all our laboratories. The cooling system enables us to recirculate the water in the machines, rather than relying on continuous flow tapwater, saving thousands of litres of water and reducing the CO2 footprint of the machines by 90%.