Managing our Carbon Footprint is important to Bathgate Flooring. Our Environmental impact is considered in our manufacturing techniques, our premises and even our carefully chosen transport partners, Permaflor raised access flooring is manufactured to meet the demands of business and the environment. We hold both full FSC® Chain of Custody, as well as ISO14001 Environmental Management certification.
To help manage our Carbon Footprint, Bathgate Flooring upgraded its modern production facility with the addition of a state of the art dust extraction system, which not only enhances the working environment, but also minimises the impact on the environment. All of the dust created is extracted to a carbon capture biomass furnace where the heat generated is used to re heat the factory in the winter thus reducing our reliance on carbon fuels.
The high-density particleboard in our panels incorporates a high percentage of recycled material. When combined with a high proportion of recycled steel used in its manufacturing process, helps achieve our objective of using natural resources within sustainable limits. Utilising our pioneering waste recycling systems, we are able to recycle any waste generated in the production process and all of the general office waste is recycled.
From ethical sourcing, through low carbon manufacture, to low emission delivery, Permaflor are committed to driving our carbon footprint down.
Low Energy Lighting Systems
The office lighting system is powered with LED Low Energy lighting and coupled with the system being reliant on movement sensors, no energy is wasted lighting areas not in use. With this system in place we are able to reduce our wattage requirement by over 50% over a standard system. The sky lights in the factory have also been refurbished to let more natural light into the factory thus reducing our reliance on electric light which is a low energy T5 system.
We are careful to ensure we recycle wherever possible. Learn more about our recycling initiatives.
We utilise an on site Clean Air Biomass Burner to cope with the large amount of saw dust produced in the manufacture of our floor panels. This burner is certified and installed by Clean Air Systems Ltd and was commissioned in 2011 and has been running every day ever since. The System recycles all of the heat produced in the smoke free system and pumps the heated air directly into the factory via a number of ducts and vents. This has reduced our need for carbon fuels to almost Zero.