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The sun shines on the righteous!
We’d like to think that this now includes Birkett Long! Like many of our clients, we now benefit from our own generated solar power.
The Colchester office move into newly built accommodation at Amphora Place gave us the opportunity not only to review our ‘green credentials’ and working practices but also, working with Colchester Borough Council as our new landlords, to install solar panels. We are doing our bit for the environment and we now benefit from cheaper electricity. The Council benefits too, because they take the financial incentives of the Feed-in Tariffs from Government and have a more sustainable building to provide them with better returns in the medium and long term.
Birkett Long’s Environment and Energy group – working with our Real Estate and Construction colleagues - has helped many clients with renewable energy projects and working practices, and has built up an enviable reputation in this field. For any business thinking about the sustainability of their premises, or other business practices, we work with other consultants to help achieve your goals.
Our Managing Partner, Adrian Livesley, said: ‘as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme we have endeavoured to improve our carbon impact for some time. All offices now have a more sophisticated recycling capability, we use motion-activated lighting and many other procedures which are sensible and good practice. But it isn’t just about CSR. The fact is that taking sustainable steps in your business can go straight to the bottom line and save costs. We are delighted with our new offices and the statement that they make about where Birkett Long is and where it sees itself going in the future. Part of that is embracing the sustainability agenda’.