Nelson King will continuously strive for lower CO2 emissions. As of December 2015 we are carbon negative: we generate more energy from renewables than is used in our operations. We export more energy to the grid than we use, so we actually re-pay carbon debt from the past, not merely achieve carbon neutrality.
Nelson King has installed solar PV to power its offices. Because we use only laptops (power saving) and LED lighting, we generate more electricity from solar than we use. Further - we have optimised the voltage to only 222V so that we take even less power from the grid. What little energy we buy from the grid, we buy from Good Energy, who generate 100% of their energy from renewables.
Working against gravity uses large amounts of energy. When relocating offices recently, we made sure it was to a building without lifts of any description. Elevators and escalators use huge amounts of electricity.
We have fully insulated windows, roof and walls. We boil minimal amounts of water needed for hot drinks.
We use only LED light panels.
We recycle all cartridges, paper, cardboard and packaging of any sort.
non-use of plastic
We drink no bottled water.