A Calderdale manufacturer is teaming up with another Elland business to invest in renewable energy. This highlights steps towards greater energy independence and better cost control for the manufacturer.  

Newsome, temperature and humidity control specialists, hope to protect itself against rising global energy costs and support its net zero strategy by installing solar energy and electric vehicle charging points.  

Energy and sustainability business, Core Facility Services, will be supporting Newsome throughout this new project.  

A 110kW installation of 272 solar panels will create CO2 savings of 44,260 kg for Newsome, with a return on investment in just over two years. The firm will also be installing two 22kW charging stations to preserve Newsome’s most recent investment in electric vehicles-over 50% of Newsome’s company fleet now consist of long-range electric cars.  

Robert Hatfield at Newsome has said: ““Core have used their energy sector knowledge to prepare a solid business case with detailed feasibility studies to help us evaluate and plan towards generating our own energy. In a world where energy security and costs are increasingly unpredictable, having control of our own energy supply will protect our manufacturing operations from uncertainty and embed long-term sustainability.” 

The investment by Newsome coincides with its launch of a new range of temperature and humidity control rental equipment which contains low GWP refrigerants, to suit a wide range of applications-helping their customers to reduce their environmental impact.  

The latest energy efficient equipment means that businesses will be able to manage costs, sustainability, and compliance without the expense of retrofitting new systems. 

Justin Holley of Core Facility Services has said: “Core and Newsome are both long-established Yorkshire businesses with sustainability at the heart of their operations and a longstanding mission to help organisations manage and minimise costs. Newsome’s decision to invest in solar will give its own customers confidence in its future strength and stability as well as its commitment to reducing its impact on the planet as part of a sustainable supply chain.”