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West Midlands team commits to sustainable practices through retrofit of regional office

22 September 2023

Our West Midlands team has furthered Persimmon’s commitment to sustainability through several measures implemented at its Telford head office.

Over the past 18 months, the team has made changes to its office to ensure it is operating at a high level of energy efficiency, with a range of other measures also put in place to make the office more environmentally friendly.

The project, led by Assistant Accountant Chris Raybould, has involved the installation of solar panels on the roof of the office - which has resulted in a 68% decrease in kWh - as well as changes to office lighting, increased recycling policies and a commitment to reducing the amount of paper on a day-to-day basis.

Commenting on the new measures, Chris said: “Sustainability is extremely important for any business to carry out. It has been an exciting journey, implementing changes around the West Midlands office to become more environmentally friendly, especially in the current climate.

“It is important for positive changes to happen in the short term, which will then have a big impact in the future. Making changes to the West Midlands office is just the start and I hope to make the region more sustainable and environmentally friendly in the future.”

Along with the increased sustainability measures, the team also worked on range of community initiatives focused on the environment, including restoring a valuable piece of heather land to help with one of the UK’s fastest declining and critical habitats at Telford Nature Reserve.

Daniel Hassall, Managing Director at our West Midlands region, said: “What we do is about so much more than building quality homes and doing this sustainably; it’s also about making sure our offices operate with the same care for the environment.

“Chris’ hard work to ensure that our Telford office is energy efficient has helped us to further our commitment to being a responsible developer that makes a positive impact in the communities it develops for years to come.”

 

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