House builder Willmott Dixon is to adopt renewable energy for dozens of offices across the country as the company moves closer to halving its carbon emissions by 2020 compared to 2010.
The company has partnered with SmartestEnergy to provide electricity from renewable sources to all offices capable of procuring their own supplies. Willmott Dixon says this covers over a dozen offices across the country.
The deal is part of a strategy that will see the company use renewable energy to power all of its construction site offices.
Rick Willmott, group chief executive of Willmott Dixon, said: “Climate change is a major threat to our planet and I believe every company is responsible for limiting its own impact on the environment to reduce global warming.
“It’s been a key priority for us and over the past five years we’ve reduced our emissions relative to turnover by over 30%. We are now committed to halving emissions by 2020 (compared with 2010) and better energy labelling has helped us make the right decision when it comes to electricity purchase.”
SmartestEnergy supplies renewable electricity from a range of sources, depending on the specific package their client has chosen. These can range from purely natural sources like wind, solar and hydro installations, or other renewable sources including biomass, waste and thermal.
Robert Groves, chief executive of SmartestEnergy, said: “Sourcing 100% renewable electricity is one of the quickest and most effective ways of reducing emissions. We are pleased to support Willmott Dixon in achieving their emission reduction ambitions by 2020.”