January 28, 2015 3:14 pm Leave your thoughts
As you can see, we are based in the country, in a very beautiful area of Warwickshire. We are also close to Coventry, Rugby and Leicester – handy for ‘click and collect’ customers.
Our premises are mainly off grid except for the telephone :
- Our electricity comes from solar panels: on a normal day the site only uses about 20% of the electricity the solar panels produce, with the surplus going to the grid.
- The heating comes a ground source heat pump in the field between us and the River Avon, the pump itself is driven by the solar panels
- We have a bio-compostor to deal with the toilet and washing-up water.
- The building is designed to maximise solar gain ( almost too efficiently sometimes!) with up to date double glazing to keep us cosy in the winter.
With care for the environment written into our DNA, we are always trying to improve the packaging we use – find out more about packaging and your order here.
And information about BPA linings in tins here.
Using recycled paper for everything, we also ensure we reuse all that we can before sending all our waste card and paper off for recycling.
We are fortunate enough to see swans, geese, hares and herons on a daily basis from our windows – it does get very windy at times though!
This post was written by Sue