Ipswich: Construction firm Barnes practises what it preaches with solar panel installation

Work in progress on installing the photovoltaic panels on the roof of Barnes' head office in Ipswich

Work in progress on installing the photovoltaic panels on the roof of Barnes' head office in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

BARNES Construction is practising what it preaches as part of the Construct CO2 industry initiative on reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

The company has installed a new photovoltaic system at its Ipswich headquarters which will convert solar radiation into electricity.

Managing director Nick Fayers said: “We are focused on driving down use of carbon, increasing resource efficiency and saving both energy and money not only for ourselves on our construction projects but also for our clients.”

The company has improved the insulation and installed a 30kw photovoltaic system on the roof of its head office, measures which together are forecast to reduce energy consumption and costs dramatically.

Barnes is also a member of the Suffolk and Essex Environmental Energy Group which promotes best practise and innovation in energy and environmental matters, and the Association for Environmental Conscious Building, a multi-disciplinary network of organisations with the common aim of promoting sustainable building.