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Reducing Carbon Footprints – HQBS

North East company HQBS is busier than ever and expanding fast! The supplier of low carbon, cost-efficient energy solutions for businesses takes a customer-driven approach to finding the perfect full package energy solution for each business they work with. From getting to know the customer and their goals, to proposals, financing options, installation, and aftercare, HQBS works hard to provide seamless service every step of the way. As the UK sets its sights on a renewable-energy led recovery from the pandemic, businesses are looking for opportunities to save money while improving their sustainability. HQBS is ready and able to help.

HQBS sell, lease, install, and maintain Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems. These systems run on natural gas, LPG, or biogas, to generate both heat and electricity in a single process. This method of power generation can offer energy savings of up to 40%. It’s a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable alternative to traditional energy sources and offers customers control over their power supply; essential for business continuity. 

With customers across the UK, HQBS has an increasing number of local clients, including the Abodus Portland Green Student Village in Newcastle and Stockton Council’s exciting new leisure facility in Ingleby Barwick. Recently, HQBS was approached by the Holiday Inn at Stannington in Morpeth. The hotel was looking to decrease its carbon footprint, whilst reducing energy costs. HQBS worked closely with the Holiday Inn to offer and implement the optimal solution to meet the hotel’s requirements and goals. HQBS installed an Indop 140 CHP which will produce 99% of the building’s electrical requirements, saving the Holiday Inn approximately 429,741 tons of CO2 and £60,000 per year in energy costs alone. Managing Director Fred Hall, who started the company in 2016, says “We can help businesses face the uncertain economic climate post-COVID by offering them a product that meets their energy needs and results in real savings on the bottom-line. We’re bringing on new people to make sure we can continue to offer the personal, bespoke service we pride ourselves on delivering.”

We encourage our partners and supporters to share their examples of good practice in tackling the climate emergency, reversing ecological collapse and delivering a just transition. NEECCo does not undertake to quality assure these case studies, and inclusion of a case study on this website does not imply endorsement of the project by NEECCo or by its partners.

Some case studies will feature organisations who are involved in fossil fuel industries, or who are open to challenge on other aspects of their performance in relation to our objectives. NEECCo recognises that if we are to reach our ambitious objectives, all organisations and individuals within the north east will need to adapt their behaviour and actions. We want our case studies to encourage this process. Our commitment to achieving a just transition from a carbon-based economy to a green economy requires us to encourage positive steps wherever they are to be found. 

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