Irish IT firm to go carbon neutral ... thanks to Chinese coal
A Dublin based IT outsourcing firm has announced plans to go carbon neutral after partnering with a Chinese mine.
Indigenous IT outsourcing specialist, IT Force, has become certified as a CarbonNeutral company, after pledging to cut more than 66 tonnes of CO2 in the first year.
This will done through a combination of energy and waste saving work and an off-setting project involving a methane recycling from coal production to heat people's homes.
IT Force has been working with the CarbonNeutral Company, a business offering emission reduction ideas, on emissions reductions.
The partnership with the Tieling Coal Mine Methane Capture Project will see methane used as an energy source to supply gas to homes and local industry.
IT Force's managing director, John Bergin, said: "For us, it is not just about 'being green' - it's also about being 'lean and mean' as a company.
"We have cut down on paper usage, saved money on electricity and general office supplies.
"As part of our move to the hub of the city's public transport network, we are actively promoting sustainable travel for employees such as adopting the governments TaxSaver travel scheme, promoting the Dublin Bikes and investing in facilities to make cycling to work easy for staff.
"We have three car parking spaces in the building here but they are rarely used."