National Express in the fast lane to sustainability
26 March 2012, News release from powerPerfector
National Express has launched an industry leading sustainability partnership with powerPerfector. The partnership will see the installation of a range of energy conservation measures across National Express sites in the UK and abroad.
The first phase saw 35 National Express sites evaluated for suitability for the roll out of green technologies. Voltage Power Optimisation (VPO)® was implemented in nine National Express bus garages, reducing electricity consumption by an average of 16 per cent.
At Coventry Bus Station, VPO achieved savings of 22 per cent, whilst radiant heating, air-source heat pumps, a metering control system and LED lighting are now under consideration. If successful, these measures will be rolled out into other National Express sites.
Phase one is currently saving National Express almost £70,000 in energy spend a year, whilst cutting group carbon emissions by 550 tonnes - equivalent to the average emissions of 114 houses.
Stuart Parker, Group Property & Environment Director at National Express PLC, said:
"The partnership is already reaping real benefits. powerPerfector has added value to our rail franchise proposals as well as making great cost and carbon savings. National Express is firmly on track to achieve our annual 10 per cent carbon reduction targets and the government approved Carbon Saver Standard a year ahead of schedule."
"powerPerfector's decision to bring manufacturing to the UK and its commitment to sustainability mirrors National Express' own vision of supporting local communities through job creation."
Phase two will see eight further VPO installations take place in the UK, whilst National Express sites in Spain and the USA are also being analysed for suitability.
Jamie Buchanan, powerPerfector Group Managing Director, said: "National Express has wholeheartedly embraced the sustainability challenge. The savings it has achieved are excellent and the phase one VPO installations will pay back in under two years."
All of the savings achieved are independently verified by EEVS Insight, meaning the company has full visibility of the effectiveness of the measures implemented.
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