Woodford Renewables & SmartTECH launches hub to promote use of renewables

Essex-based building services contractor Woodford Renewables & SmartTECH has launched a state-of-the-art Innovation Hub at the company’s headquarters.

The state-of-the-art Innovation Hub aims to ensure renewable energy is accessible and affordable for all projects.

The hub will be key to Woodford’s new division, as it shares energy saving strategies and technologies with consultants, engineers and facilities managers in both the commercial and domestic sectors.

Following its official opening by Woodford Chairman Roy Alderslade, the Innovation Hub will be used to demonstrate the latest sustainable products and technologies, as well as deliver staff training to improve their understanding of renewables as the UK continues its journey to net zero. The venue also provides a base for local businesses and Woodford’s industry partners in London and the South East to come and learn more about sustainable buildings and CPD opportunities.

Working closely with MEP consultants, engineers and facilities managers, Woodford Renewables & SmartTECH helps businesses to function efficiently, by reducing operating costs while delivering maximum ROI. From installing solar PV through to optimising HVAC systems, Woodford can advise on compliance-led change and provide payback modelling, ensuring renewable energy is accessible and affordable for all projects.

Driving sustainablilty

The Renewables & SmartTECH team is fronted by Sheaun Carpenter, operations director, alongside Woodford’s newly-appointed head of business development, Jamie Lewis who commented: “Woodford Renewables & SmartTECH is focused on driving sustainability and developing energy saving initiatives for both commercial and residential projects. Utilising renewable resources, we can help meet the UK’s growing need for energy while keeping carbon emissions low and helping the country deal with climate change.

“Now, thanks to the Innovation Hub, our suppliers have a facility where they can trial products – such as low temperature radiators, solar and heat pump systems – to maximise their sustainable potential.”

“The introduction of the Hub coincides with the upgrade of our offices, which benefit from 100 solar PV panels, smart LED lighting, EV car chargers and upcycled furniture. Each of these elements will contribute to Woodford’s own journey to net zero by 2030, as we continue to build on our existing skillset and share our knowledge with our customers and their projects.”

Expanding knowledge

Sheaun Carpenter, operations director, added: “We are thrilled to have opened the Innovation Hub. It is testament to our work ethic and commitment to renewables that we can now offer excellent facilities for both clients and local businesses to expand their knowledge of carbon cutting strategies and technologies.

“After all, it is key to establish a skilled workforce to look after the renewable projects that emerge and come to fruition in the coming years.”