19 May 2024, 03:36
By Furniture News Aug 18, 2021

Bedmaker embraces solar power

Sleepeezee is continuing to develop its environmental sustainability policy, by generating its own electricity through solar power. The bedmaker, which has maintained its carbon-neutral status for four years, is having 665 energy-saving solar panels fitted across its entire 1130 sqm manufacturing facility in Kent.

The panels will help generate power for 25% of the manufacturing plant’s energy, while the remaining 75% will be purchased through renewable electricity.

To carry out the project, Sleepeezee joined forces with Hemel Hempstead-based solar equipment supplier BeBa Energy UK.

Steve Warren, Sleepeezee's MD, says: “This is an important step for the company, as it is helping us to further reduce the carbon footprint of our manufacturing operations. Renewable energy is a crucial component in the UK’s plans to be a carbon-neutral economy by 2050, and the manufacturing industry has an important role to play in helping the Government to achieve this. At a £180,000 investment in total for Sleepeezee, we are fully committed to driving the business forward in more considered and sustainable practices.”

This latest undertaking will contribute more than 46,00kg of CO2 reduction per year, and create a lifetime of carbon savings equating to almost six million miles driven by car, five million miles flown by plane and the planting of over 30 thousand trees.

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