Holland latest commitment on green energy and environmental safety is a huge
investment into brand new business premises in the industrial zone of Waalwijk,
not far from our actual premises at Havenweg 1.
The new business premises are not depending on natural gas, creating all electricity needed for the entire building, it´s facilities and machinery.
A special ATES system using aquifers to store heat and cold and the groundwater as a heat carrier. In addition to the ATES, solar thermal collectors on the roof, combined with Photovoltaik panels, will provide additionally heat or cold. The electricity needed is being generated with PV-panels.
Highly efficient LED lighting system across the whole building including presence detectors, using light and energy efficiently only when it is really needed. The connection of the building is dimensioned in such a way that energy can always be generated. If the building does not need the energy itself, for example in the weekends, the energy can be supplied back to the grid and this renewable energy is used by local residents, for example.
As for the development of green energy products and green production strategies, the Company also actively promotes environmentally friendly formulas & coating techniques, introduced high solid coating techniques, and reduced the use of volatile organic solvents (VOC). In recent years, Univacco also actively developed water-based coating systems, or conducted production development using environmentally friendly solvent systems. Moreover, the Company recycles organic solvents from existing products, and successfully applies such recycled solvents onto new products, thereby achieving reduction of energy and CO2 emission of up to 337 tCO2e per year from the reduction of procured solvents. Coupled with the help of Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTO) in recycling burning, production VOC emission has been greatly reduced, which also helps save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.