10 August 2010

LVD Group reduces its carbon footprint

LVD Company nv, Gullegem, Belgium -- a leading Belgian manufacturer of sheet metalworking machine tools and offline software - has recently installed solar electrical cells on 16.500 square meters of the rooftops of two of its Belgian facilities in a pro-active drive to reduce the groups’ energy costs and to offset its carbon footprint.

By utilizing the recently installed solar energy panels LVD is able to generate up to 15% of its yearly electricity consumption in renewable solar energy, reducing carbon dioxide emissions cumulated over the next 20 years by up to 5,5 million kilograms.

With a power generation capacity of just under 700 kWp LVD is not only able to reduce its own power consumption from the national grid but it is also able to provide ‘green’ power back to the ‘grid’ during weekends and during holidays.

“The opportunity for us to manufacture our own ‘green’ energy and to be able to supply some of that energy back into the community is something that appeals to LVD’s wider corporate social responsibility policy.” Comments Carl Dewulf CEO of the LVD Group. “As a long established and leading company in Belgium we see it as our responsibility to embrace technology that can all help us contribute to Europe’s goal in CO2 emission reduction. LVD is proud to be part of this initiative”.

As part of a 20 year commitment to using and providing renewable energy LVD has entered into a contract with Enfinity an international player in renewable energy. Based in Waregem, Belgium, Enfinity is providing LVD with a complete ‘turn key’ solution for renewable energy generation. All equipment, installation, configuration, maintenance and management of the system is handled by Enfinity.

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