As an Australian manufacturing business, we have been keenly following the debate and progress of Australia’s Emissions Reduction Plan. We’re proud that our door systems are largely constructed of recyclable materials; aluminium, polycarbonate and glass, part of a sustainable future.
After much research, we felt that moving to low emissions technology for our energy needs would provide the opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the environment. As a renewable source of power, solar energy plays a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Five months later, we now have 79 solar panels on the roof of our Melbourne factory, generating an estimated annual output of 50223 kilowatt-hours (kWh). We expect that we will export 36% of the low emission energy we generate back to the grid annually.
With ever-escalating energy costs and a pay-back period of less than 4 years, this decision is good for our business, our people and the planet.