Manufacturer goes green with renewable energy investment

A Calderdale manufacturer is taking steps towards greater energy independence and cost control by teaming up with another Elland business to invest in renewable energy.

Temperature and humidity control specialist, Newsome, hopes to future proof itself against rising global energy costs and support its net zero strategy by installing solar energy and electric vehicle charging points.

Newsome is being supported in the project by energy and sustainability business, Core Facility Services.

A 110kW installation of 272 solar panels will create C02 savings of 44,260 kg for Newsome with a return on investment in just over two years.

The firm will also install two 22kW charging stations to maintain Newsome’s recent investment in electric vehicles – over 50% of Newsome’s company fleet now consists of long-range electric cars.

Robert Hatfield at Newsome said: “Core have used their energy sector knowledge to prepare a solid business case with detailed feasibility studies to help us evaluate and plan towards generating our own energy.

“In a world where energy security and costs are increasingly unpredictable, having control of our own energy supply will protect our manufacturing operations from uncertainty and embed long-term sustainability.”

The investment by Newsome coincides with its launch of a new range of temperature and humidity control rental equipment which contains low GWP refrigerants, to suit a wide range of applications – helping its own customers to reduce their environmental impact.

The hire fleet will mean businesses can benefit from the latest energy efficient equipment to manage costs, sustainability and compliance without the expense of retrofitting new systems.

Hatfield added: “As Core have been helping us to achieve our decarbonisation goals with energy generation and electric vehicle charging points for staff and visitors, we have been working on a hire project that will help our own customers reduce emissions.

“The hire scheme is all part of a wider strategy to make it as easy as possible for us and our customers to be environmentally conscious whilst also keeping costs low.”

Justin Holley of Core Facility Services said: “Core and Newsome are both long-established Yorkshire businesses with sustainability at the heart of their operations and a longstanding mission to help organisations manage and minimise costs.

“Newsome’s decision to invest in solar will give its own customers confidence in its future strength and stability as well as its commitment to reducing its impact on the planet as part of a sustainable supply chain.”

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