World Environment Day

June 1st, 2017

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ flagship day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. The aim is to harness individual actions and transform them into a collective power.

At Team Q, we are proud to have had our Environmental Management System accredited with ISO 14001 since 2011. Together with other companies within the Turner Group we are working hard to improve our joint impact on environment. In 2014 we set ourselves sustainability goals to be achieved by 31st March 2017 and we are currently on target with most of them.

Not only are we invested in improving our own impact on environment but we also help our clients with new projects aimed at energy and CO2 savings. For the past two years we have been working with one of our clients on a number of plant replacement projects at their headquarters in Surrey. The aim of the projects is to reduce the CO2 emissions produced at the site by 7.2% per year. Projects completed or still being undertaken include replacement of boilers, chillers and HWS and installation of roof solar glazing. These works will allow for a significantly improved environmental impact.

Other energy saving projects that we have undertaken for our clients include installation of electric car charging points, LED lighting and biomass boilers. Visit ‘What We Do’ section to find out more about our M&E projects.

World Environment Day is celebrated worldwide and takes place every 5th June. It’s really easy to get involved by simply changing our, seemingly unimportant, everyday habits. There are so many little things you could do that can really make a difference. Try using glass water bottles instead of plastic ones, print out only the most essential documents, save water while washing up and remember to turn off the light switch when you leave the room.

Let others know what you’re doing by sharing your sustainable actions. Head over to Twitter and share using the hashtag #WorldEnvironmentDay Please tag us – @TeamQUKwe would love to know!