We are Green | Our Carbon Offsetting Initiatives
Our factory, showrooms and offices are completely carbon neutral.
Since 2017 the Green Retreats factory, showrooms & offices have been completely carbon neutral.
As part of our dedication to being eco-friendly, we take careful consideration of every element of our business to ensure we are doing everything we can. Our factory, showrooms and offices are a big part of our operations. Find out below on how we keep our business green:
Green Retreats Head Office (which includes our factory, offices and flagship showroom) is based on Westcott Venture Park – home to one of the UK’s largest solar-powered grids. We chose the venture park to be the home of our business so that we could harness the benefits of the solar panel grid.
Even with the benefit of solar power, it is sometimes the case that the extra power we need will come from the normal power grid. This usage creates residual carbon emissions.
In 2017 we calculated how much carbon we were producing as a company; including the running of our factory, showroom and offices. What we did next was offset that carbon to ensure that the company was completely carbon neutral. We review this every year and renew for any changes.
How do we do it?
To offset our carbon, we work in collaboration with Climate Care to fund environmentally positive projects around the world. For us, funding projects around the world helps us keep in mind that we all need to work together to make a positive change for the planet.
Our Positive Projects 2020 | Combatting Global Climate Change
Read more about the projects we support around the world that make a positive change to climate and environment below;
1. India Wind, India
2. Lifestraw Carbon for water, Kenya
3. Burn Stoves, Kenya
4. Gyapa Efficient Stoves, Ghana
For more inspiration, take a look at our videos!
Our garden rooms are priced based on the internal sizes rather than the exterior footprint, making it easier for you to plan your work space. A commercial unit from Green Retreats could end up saving you a fortune from the costs of renting a workspace alone. The price includes base, installation and VAT so there are no (nasty) surprises when it comes to final payment.