Seda UK, a specialist food service packaging company based in South Wales, is a company which has seriously bought into the business case for energy efficiency.
The Italian-owned firm, which is a major supplier to McDonalds and KFC as well as supermarkets and coffee shops, launched a wide programme of eco-friendly initiatives at the five-year-old factory, which include strict rules on shutting down all non-essential electrical equipment over the weekend and heating the premises using heat recovered from compressors.
Energy efficient lighting is just part of a wider commitment to reduce our carbon footprint by investing in ‘green’ technologies. The food service sector is standing up well despite the recession, with plenty of demand for our packaging, but irrespective of that it’s the responsibility of every business to address its energy consumption.
Lorenzo Angelucci, Managing Director @ Seda UK
Part of their environmental drive involved sourcing proven energy-efficient lighting for their 32,000m2 factory premises which they could help to fund with a £90,000 interest-free loan from the Carbon Trust.
Somar replaced the existing lighting with 750 energy-efficient Eluma lights. The intelligent high-bay luminaires improved the quality of the factory's lighting for its workers, and delivered on Seda's environmental agenda by saving just shy of 1 megatonne of carbon dioxide per year.
Additionally, annual savings of £168,208 will continue to fund Seda's environmental strategy, as will a minimum £12,000 reduction in the company's CRC Energy Efficiency scheme credit liability.
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|ROI Period||16 months|
|NPV (over 10 years)||£728,520|
|IRR (over 10 years)||62%|
|Monthly Cost of Delay||£14,017|
|Annual Maintenance Savings||£17,440|
|Annual CO2 Savings||997.4 tonnes|
|Annual Energy Savings||2,319,506 kWh|