Air conditioning specialist, Temperature Control has been announced as Mitsubishi Electric’s first Commercial Installer to achieve Accreditation as an official Committed Carbon Reduction Partner (CCRP).
Managing Director, Wayne Buckley, was already considering ways of reducing his company’s carbon footprint, so he was delighted when Mitsubishi Electric developed its new CCRP Accreditation.
“Many of our customers are already planning their own net zero journey and I am being asked more and more to demonstrate our own plans to decarbonise,” explains Wayne. “That’s not surprising as we install energy-consuming equipment and as an industry we know we have the tools to help reduce carbon, but in the past, it hasn’t always been the focus.”
Temperature Control will reach its 100th anniversary in a few years’ time and the company has always tried to lead by example. It was one of Mitsubishi Electric’s first Diamond Quality Partners, one of the first to use R32 products, and the Hybrid VRF system, as well as one of the first partners to embrace Mitsubishi Electric’s apprenticeship scheme. The business has also been using solar panels for over 10 years, along with heat recovery air conditioning. Wayne is keen to continue to lead and believes that by showing the way, others will follow.
“Big business is already driving carbon reduction across the globe, and everyone is now looking at energy use, equipment efficiency and carbon reduction,” he adds, “our industry is in a unique position of being able to make a real difference to customers, which gives us a real opportunity to grow.”
“We’ve now got a clear route to 2030 when we want to become carbon neutral and my advice to anyone wanting to start is to measure everything so you can start to see where you can make improvements,” he adds.
Throughout the accreditation process, Temperature Control has been supported by Mitsubishi Electric with a tool kit to guide them on calculating their carbon footprint, setting targets, and training.
“It’s all about developing the skills, knowledge and experience needed to devise effective carbon reduction strategies, and this is enabling Temperature Control to stand out in an increasingly sustainability-conscious marketplace,” comments Oliver Collins, Channel Marketing Manager for Contractors at Mitsubishi Electric.