BHC are proud to win the Sustainability award at Laing O’Rourke’s Supply Chain Forum.
BHC has heavily invested in sustainability and renewables within our fabrication facility. We take a sustainable approach to everything we do to reduce our energy use and costs, allowing us to pass the savings on to our clients and provide them with a product designed to lower their environmental impact.
In 2015, BHC installed and commissioned a 500kWh Wind Turbine located at our head office and fabrication facility. The Wind Turbine produces over 1.4 million kWh per year. Without the use of the Wind Turbine, we would produce an additional 760 tonnes of co2 emissions per annum.
Twelve Biomass Units are installed at our Carnwath Site, producing 6.2 million kWh per annum. The heat generated is used to warm our offices, fabrication and paint facility using locally sourced woodchips. If fossil fuels were used to heat the premises a further 3,000 tonnes of co2 would be emitted.
BHC is currently approximately 80% self-sufficient and we are currently planning to implement further sustainability initiatives including an Anaerobic Digestion Plant, allowing BHC to become 100% self-sufficient.
BHC and Laing O’Rourke have worked successfully together on numerous projects including Westgate Shopping Centre, Edinburgh St James and Soho Place.