Ipswich: Debach Enterprises’ delight at energy audit by West Suffolk College

A family-run warehousing and logistics company in Ipswich says it is delighted with the results of an energy audit and thermal imaging survey provided by West Suffolk College.

Debach Enterprises Ltd could save over �3,000 a year and 20 tonnes of CO2 annually when all the actions recommended in the survey are implemented. It was given free advice through the Sustainable Efficiency East project, part-funded by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund. Thermal imaging showed it had low levels of insulation in certain areas and problems with draught-proofing.

“The energy survey also helped us identify the costs of the recommended activities. We are going to take most of the suggested actions forward, as well as improving the draught proofing and insulation identified by the thermal imaging survey,” said HR co-ordinator Becky Page.

“We are going to upgrade the outside floodlights to LED bulbs. As well as saving money and CO2 emissions (up to �1,700 and 11 tonnes of CO2 per year) it will increase security. This is because the quality of light is much better, so CCTV images will be better. Debach’s eventual aim is to be the first carbon neutral logistics in the UK.”

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