Trinity Kitchens Ltd energy efficient measures are estimated to reduce their emissions by around 18 tonnes.
Trinity Kitchens is a leading manufacturer of quality cabinets for the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom and have been trading since 2004.
The business recently relocated to larger premises in Newton Aycliffe, to expand the business and improve efficiency within their extraction process. Energy efficiency improvements were also made by upgrading all lighting to LED and installing occupancy sensors helping save on energy costs and run more efficiently.
Dust and sawdust extraction are a constant and expensive part of the manufacturing process. But the extraction fans ran at full volume regardless of whether any of the various cutting and forming machines was not in operation. Temporary loan of an inverter connected to the control system for the extraction resulted in a significant reduction in energy usage. This highlighted an energy efficient way of lowering electricity consumption.
However, the effects of the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic created an unpredictable financial environment and made budgeting for such costs difficult. An energy audit followed by a grant from the BEEP project has enabled the installation of inverters varying the extraction fan speeds according to demand. Additionally, eleven isolation gates were installed to remove unused machinery from the extraction process whilst not operational. It is estimated this will reduce the electricity consumption by around 64000 kWh pa, the equivalent of 18 tonnes CO2 and financial savings in the region of £10000 per year.
You can find out more about the business by visiting the Trinity Kitchens website.