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Thesaurus Software’s new energy-efficient offices

Since the beginning of 2020, Thesaurus Software has welcomed a total of 34 new hires. As a result of this significant growth, 2021 sees the opening of our new office. The purpose-built offices are at the top of the spectrum in terms of energy efficiency and are a huge stride towards Thesaurus Software’s ambitious target of becoming net zero by 2023.

What is net zero?

Net zero refers to achieving a balance between the amount of greenhouse gas we produce and the amount that we remove from the atmosphere. This means that we aim to reduce our carbon dioxide (C02) emissions as much as possible while offsetting any remaining carbon balance.

Globally, the built environment was responsible for 28% of energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019. And so, through our new building we hope to play our small part in Europe’s aim to be the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

Key features of our new building include:

  • 50 initial roof solar panels to offset energy usage
  • 2 electric vehicle recharge points in our private car park, along with bicycle parking
  • An attenuation tank which releases storm-water slowly into the drainage network
  • Oil or petrol leakages from vehicles is filtered by a Petrol Interceptor before the water reaches the drainage network. Permeable paving also facilitates this.

 

 

Images of our new energy-efficient offices in Co. Meath, Ireland. 

 

We have recently seen the gradual return to the office for our employees who have worked remotely during the pandemic. The excitement and energy around the new building has reinvigorated our efforts to reduce our carbon emissions, with the whole team eager to get involved.

While our new building is a huge step in our journey, we still have some way to go before we reach our target. Sign up to our sustainability newsletter for future updates on our progress and the steps we are taking to reach our goal of net zero by 2023.

 

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