At One Vision Housing, we are committed to enhancing the environment through our operations wherever possible, and minimising any negative impact.
In order to achieve our aims we set challenging targets, within the constraints of our business plan, to improve our environmental performance and commit to reducing our organisational and resident’s adverse impact on the environment by:
- Investing in improvements in the energy efficiency of existing properties, with an aim of alleviating fuel poverty for our residents and increasing the average energy efficiency Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) ratings of our properties
- Assist residents in realising benefits through energy and water saving alleviation
- Reduce the levels of energy consumption in all our offices year on year
- Reduce the average fuel consumption of our vehicle fleet
- Increase the volume of recycled materials year on year
- Reduce our carbon footprint year on year
- Maintain certification to ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
Here’s a summary of some of the things we’ve done:
- Reduced the organisation’s carbon footprint by over 50% for 2018/19 in comparison with our “baseline year” of 2010/11
- Recycled over 12 tonnes of waste paper at our offices last year, the equivalent of saving: 204 trees, 28 M³ of landfill space, 382,000 litres of water and 50,00KW of energy
- Over 100% of commercial waste from our offices was diverted from landfill last year
- Over 4 tonnes of cardboard was collected and recycled at our head office
- Our Construction, Repair and Maintenance partners recycled almost 6,000 tonnes of construction waste and equated to 99.6% of construction waste generated, in comparison with WRAP best practice targets of between 70 and 80%. To put this into context, the amount of waste which was recycled is the equivalent of 8,800 Mini Coopers
Our Material Supply Partner has invested in all electric fork lift trucks and have purchased an electric van to deliver materials directly to the customers.
A Business Energy Management System is installed at our head office at Atlantic House. This is a computer-based control system that regulates and monitors temperatures and energy usage at individual locations across the building.
We also have Photovoltaic Solar Panels installed on the roof of Atlantic House, and these two initiatives to reduce our electricity consumption.