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Richwell Construction

About business:

Richwell Construction Ltd provides: 

  • Void refurbishment
  • Decent Homes Kitchen and Bathroom renewal
  • Mechanical and electrical works undertaken in conjunction with Gas Safe and NICEIC registered supply chain partners
  • Occupational therapy aids and adaptions

What successes has Global Action Plan's ERDF project helped your business achieve:

"Global Action Plan provided valuable support to achieve ISO 14001 and Carbon Smart Certification by helping us recognise that our activities incur environmental impacts and set relevant objectives/action plans to address this issues. 

In terms of Green ICT, Global Action Plan helped increasing awareness on how to use Office Equipment more efficiently. We are now using Google Calendar and Dropbox successfully and are looking at implementing a process/system which enables the use of Google documents, however we found that the complexity of our spreadsheets is not yet compatible with this function. We are using Smart Phones more efficiently i.e. emailing documents instead of printing, sending/receiving photographs instead of operative travelling to our office to download photographs etc.

Improving our IT system further is part of our continuous improvement strategy in line with on going technology progress and business growth/needs. "

Lumi  Leonte, Office Manager, Richwell Construction Ltd

From these actions they have reduced their annual carbon dioxide emissions by around 1.1 tonnes CO₂e with an estimated cost saving of over £100.

Key targets achieved to date:

1.1 tonnes CO2e saved annually

Good Practice Identified:

  • Switched equipment off when not in use.
  • Turned their heating down
  • Fitted water saving devices in their toilets, resulting in an annual water saving of 2900 litres
  • Reduced their paper use by 30 kg a year
  • Switched to recycled paper.
  • Increased their recycling by 2 tonnes a year.
  • Achieved ISO14001 certification

Testimonial / Case Study submission date: 

    11th March 2013

Project name and objectives:
The ERDF funded project - Environmental Savings through ICT (Green ICT) is a Global Action Plan - UK initiative to assist 122 SMEs in London increase their economic performance and reduce a total of 100 tonnes of CO2. The project is part financed by the GLA's ERDF Programme 2007-13. The aim of the project is to help small and medium sized businesses to implement IT solutions to help them manage and reduce their environmental impact while optimising business growth.

Project contact details:

Senior Programme Manager: Conrad Healy
Tel: 020 7420 4444