Our Environmental Policies

Our Environmental Pledge

We recognise the importance of environmental protection and comply with all legislation, regulations, and codes of practice relating to the activities of Munro Electrical Services Ltd. We regularly review the environmental impact of our business which you can read on our Environmental Policy  We have achieved Silver Level status with Zero Waste Scotland and we continually work to reduce our environmental impact. 

Reducing Our Environmental Impact

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint so we use a hydrogen-diesel hybrid van.  It acts as a bridging technology, producing less emissions than a conventional diesel vehicle whilst being cheaper than a fuel cell vehicle. The hybrid burns hydrogen in a chemical process to produce electricity to run an electric motor with water vapour being the only emission. It is a small way to contribute to a better future.

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Benefits of Hydrogen Technology

There are several benefits to driving a hydrogen hybrid vehicle,  namely improved environmental performance with a 70% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and a 40% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions. Hydrogen hybrids are also a lower emission vehicle solution with tailpipe emissions of 59g/km CO2 under test conditions. They also promote renewable energies, which helps conserve our natural resources. 

Energy Saving Tips

✔  Replace all lightbulbs with LEDs.

✔  Turn off lights when not using them. 

✔  Turn off electrical items (such as kettle, toaster, microwave, printer, fan, etc.) at the plug when not in use.

✔  Unplug any items that is not used regularly.

✔  Turn thermostat down a few degrees and grab a jumper!

✔  Take more showers than baths and try to spend 1 minute less in the shower.

✔  Ensure dishwasher and washing machine is full before use and operate on energy saving cycle if available.

✔ Kettles should only be used to boil the amount of water needed.

✔ Don’t overfill your refrigerator. Keeping it at about  3/4 full allows air to circulate.

✔  Regularly defrost your freezer to avoid ice build-up and ensure it works to full efficiency.

✔  If you have a shower that comes straight from the boiler (not an electric shower), fit a water efficient shower head.

✔  Avoid wasting water running from taps while waiting for hot water. 

✔ Do not leave tap running when washing dishes, brushing teeth, or shaving. 

✔ Replace damaged seals on refrigerators and freezers to ensure doors are properly closing.

✔ Check dials on refrigerators and freezers to ensure proper temperatures. 

✔ Allow space around appliance vents to allow air to be moved more efficiently.

✔ Insulate lofts, cavity walls, and roof spaces to reduce heat loss. 

✔ Double or secondary glaze windows. Having them argon-filled will save even more energy.

✔  Make sure all taps are properly turned off.  Change washers promptly if a tap starts to drip.

✔  Draught-proof your home, including windows, doors, and sealing cracks in floors.

✔  Install a chimney draught excluder.

✔  Make sure all taps are properly turned off.  Change washers promptly if a tap starts to drip.

✔  Shut down computers and other office electronics after you’re done working for the day. 

✔  Upgrade old appliances to more energy-saving ones.

✔  Install a programmable or smart thermostat to turn off or reduce heating when you’re asleep or away.

✔  Use cordless power tools instead of compressed air tools. 

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