February 23rd, 2016 by Natalie Rowley
Being hot on innovation and creativity is one thing, but we are also doing all we can to do our bit for the environment and make Tec Marina a little bit greener than your usual workspaces.
It may not be the most beautiful from the outside, but we are proud to have taken over an old redundant building that may otherwise have fallen into disrepair. Breathing new life into an old building reduces waste and definitely has a more positive impact on the surrounding environment.
This building may have been here for a long time, but Tec Marina has been kitted out with modern, state of the art fixtures and fittings that make this place as eco-friendly as possible.
The building has been designed to make the most of natural light with large windows and skylights in the roof. Our windows and doors are aluminium double glazed with a low emissions inner pane. When natural light just isn’t enough, we have LED, motion sensor lights so you don’t have to worry about switching the lights off if you’re the last one to leave.
Air conditioning and effective heating is something that we wanted to offer our residents, however some models can consume a lot of energy. We invested in a state of the art Mitsubishi system with reduced CO2 emissions and a seasonal efficiency increase of 33%. Being in Wales, we are rarely blessed with tropical climates and so our air conditioning is completely optional for each room.
Being close to cycle paths, walking routes and a train station, there are plenty of ways residents can avoid bringing their car to work. Having premium shower facilities on site will mean keen cyclists, runners or ramblers can sweat it out on the way to work, then freshen up before knuckling down. You can check out local cycle routes here thanks to Sustrans.
We have future plans to invest further in our sustainable workspace. These plans include installing solar panels, a charging point for electric vehicles and Greener Tec Marina events such as, “Cycle to Work Day”.
We have incorporated numerous eco-friendly solutions to lessen our impact on the environment and to create a sustainable, healthier workspace for our residents. If you are interested in office, co-working or event/meeting space that can support your efforts to become a little bit greener, then get in touch with our Tec Marina team.