Yorkshire coast company benefits from environmental services
10th December 2014 4:39pm - Return to press releases
Construction students from East Riding College are helping a Yorkshire coast firm develop its “green” credentials with a range of environmental services.
The learners carried out a thermal imaging analysis at Lloyd Dowson Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors in Station Avenue, Bridlington, as part of a wider assessment being carried out by the Energy Technology Centre (ETC).
The assessment is looking at a range of environmental and sustainability issues, including energy usage and efficiencies and potential options for the installation of energy generating technologies.
The ETC is part of East Riding College which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund to deliver consultation services to local small-to-medium-sized businesses.
It has now delivered projects with more than 20 companies across the East Riding and is offering more organisations the opportunity to take advantage of its services.
ETC manager Richard Webster said: “This was a great opportunity to involve the College’s students in the delivery of an ETC project and I’m grateful to Lloyd Dowson and their willingness to make it happen.
“The ETC is here to make a valuable contribution to East Riding businesses and to have students helping to deliver a project is very worthwhile for everyone.
“I would ask any local business owner to get in touch to see how we can make a sustainable contribution to their businesses too.”
Vanessa Rowbottom, marketing manager for Lloyd Dowson, said: “We are pleased to have been involved in this project as we have been able to assess our energy efficiency and consider future options for energy generating technology.
“The project has also enabled students to learn new skills and gain experience when using the thermal imaging equipment.”
Kurtis Thorpe, 20, from Fridaythorpe, said: “ I thought the thermography training was brilliant. Doing the training alongside with my level three joinery course allowed me to include more detail into my assignments
“Also it made a change to me because it wasn’t something I expected to be doing and is something I will do research on.”
Joshua Heaton-Larkin, 18, from Bridlington, said: “The thermography training was very interesting as it gave us an insight into what thermography consists of and how it shows the effects on a building.
“It was very insightful because it gave us an inside look into a side of construction that I hadn’t thought of but may now consider doing.”
The Energy Technology Centre was established by East Riding College to provide fully and part-funded services to companies with up to 250 employees.
These include those related to more efficient use of energy and therefore reduced running costs, including environmental management plans, energy assessment and thermography audit, and feasibility studies to assess the benefits of introducing sustainable technologies such as solar panels or wind turbines.
The ETC also offers support and advice on preparing documents such as environmental policies and sustainability policies, which are often essential when tendering for business with large companies.
It will have purpose-built accommodation within the College’s new Beverley campus, which will open in September 2015, including an 80-seat conference facility, self-contained office space, workshops and a showcase of energy technology solutions.
To find out more about services on offer by the ETC, call Mr Webster on 01262 455026 or email [email protected]
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For more information about this press release, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 390720 or email [email protected]