In order to save electrical energy, we have installed a variable speed compressor. The compressor allows the workshops to be supplied with compressed air. This installation provides better air filtration, better air quality (drier air), fewer mechanical breakdowns and reduces our electricity consumption by 15%, i.e. 46,125 kWh/year, the equivalent of 115 fridge-freezer kitchen units. This represents 2,453,850 gCO2/year not discharged into the environment, or 15,433 km travelled with a Peugeot 3008 VTI vehicle.
We were planning to install solar shades on the company car park. The project was not completed due to a lack of time. Initially, we wanted to reuse the electricity produced on our site. On closer examination and budgeting, we realised that the installation of the shades would not allow us to cover all of TDV Industries’ energy costs.
It would, in fact, be much better to rent out these solar shades to an energy distributor to install the photovoltaic panels and redistribute the solar-generated electricity to the urban grid. In Laval, on Boulevard des Trappistines, the service station has installed these shades, proof that this project is feasible.
For these reasons, we have decided to postpone this investment, but we are continuing to work on the best way to implement it.
Carry out an energy assessment on the site to identify items that over-consume energy and look for solutions to reduce them.
Based on the carbon assessment carried out with Climate Partner in 2020, identify new actions and best practices