The ozone layer is our only shield; it is the fine line that protects people, the creatures and Mother Nature from the harmful and damaging effects of the sun. According to research published in the journal, Science, scientists have found that our Earth’s Antarctic ozone layer is slowly starting to show signs of healing. This healing development has been made possible by the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which sought to eliminate elements such as halons and chlorofluorocarbons that were once present in our aerosol cans, refrigerators and dry cleaning chemicals.
Since the establishment of the 1987 Montreal Protocol there have been further studies regarding Green Technology – this pertains to technology that is considered to be environmentally friendly in its production process or supply chain.
Green Tech is also extremely important in the freezer industry; technological advances in recent years have removed over 400 million food miles from the UK transport network alone. This has resulted in the overall reduction of carbon emissions by 6,000 tonnes a year – and that is only for the Food and Beverage Industry!
1Cold continues to go above and beyond client expectations, insisting on as environmentally-friendly approach as possible.
The 1Cold Green advantage:
1Cold’s Environmental Policy Statement
We take great pride in our design, project management and construction services for different industries. As specialists of cold rooms and industrial chillers, we recognise the responsibilities that are expected of a respectable company; we are committed to our solemn principles and we always stand by them.
With our environmental initiative, we endeavour to use recycled materials for the construction of cold rooms and other freezer facilities; we do this by reusing existing on-site resources or taking full advantage of pre-used materials. Not only are we doing our bit towards saving the planet, we also guarantee greater savings.
Aside from recycling, we also make a point of conserving our natural resources; we go all out to eliminate waste and the use of hazardous materials, preventing all forms of pollution (air, land, water, etc.) and dutifully managing our energy consumption. We also train and prepare our employees to take personal accountability for protecting the environment.
1Cold partners with suppliers such as Kingspan
We partner with suppliers that are as environmentally-conscious as you (and us!), one of which is Kingspan Insulated Panels. Kingspan offers modular walk-in cold rooms which provide optimum levels of thermal efficiency; they can come in standard or custom built sizes. Constructed with IPN-QuadCore hybrid insulation cores, this makes them environmentally sustainable with zero Ozone Depletion Potential.
Kingspan’s IPN-Quadcore Technology is a core material with higher environmental credentials, as it successfully reduces carbon emissions; this means your cold room or industrial freezer will earn more green ratings. It also delivers a powerful thermal performance, providing a significant reduction in energy consumption. On top of all of this, Kingspan’s products can be fully recycled at end-of-life to make sure nothing ends up in landfills.
1Cold is accredited by FGas
1Cold uses FGas recognised refrigeration engineers to ensure that from the setting up process, to the fitting and alterations, your site is managed in a fully secured and environmentally-conscious way.
The Refcom Elite (or previously the Refcom Register of Companies Competent to Manage Refrigerants) was established in the year 1994 as a response to the environmental damage caused by certain refrigerant gases. It has since evolved to cover fluorinated refrigerant gases; these are man-made gasses that can potentially cause global warming. The F-Gas Certificate is a requirement for all businesses that install, repair, maintain or service air-conditioning, refrigeration and/or heat pump equipment containing refrigerants.
1Cold strives to make the world a better and brighter place; now and for many years to come. We ensure energy efficient structures that are built to last. If you want top quality temperature controlled environments and a globally friendly service, you can count on us!
For more information, please call 1Cold Ltd. on 01564 702 269.