H+H UK's managing director (right) with Michael Fallon MP.

Environmental best

Published:  29 September, 2009

SEVENOAKS: Aircrete producer H+H UK were the hosts for the first of the Manufacturing Advisory Service's 11 regions to launch an Environmental Best Practice Programme, where guest of honour Michael Fallon MP learned about award-winning carbon-reduction measures at the plant in Sevenoaks, Kent.

H+H is a recent winner of two Sunday Times Green Awards for the carbon reducing measures applied to its construction products, which are manufactured from 80% recycled ingredients.

H+H aircrete is an insulating structural specification to meet the Code for Sustainable Homes, which is manufactured from coal-fired power stations' waste fuel ash waste that would otherwise be destined for landfill.

Michael Fallon said: "It is encouraging to visit a flourishing local company at the forefront of the carbon challenge facing all manufacturers. Expert guidance is now available for every manufacturer to embrace the low carbon economy, to take advantage of its potential for growth."

Following H+H's certification to the Carbon Trust Standard, MAS South East has worked closely with the manufacturer ‘s production team at Sevenoaks to network best practice with other companies in the county. Through the Resource Efficiency Club, carbon-reducing measures such as energy efficiency, water reduction, offsetting and waste collection have been addressed.

For more information about the Environmental Best Practice Programme, contact your local Manufacturing Advisory Service that will be listed on the internet at www.mas.bis.gov.uk.

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