Civic contractors has embarked on an eco-efficiency initiative that is aiming for the use of 100% renewable energy – in its buildings, vehicle fleet and equipment. Zero reticulated water, zero waste and zero emissions.
Efficiency initiatives focus on energy (e.g. in the vehicle fleet, buildings and operations), water, buildings, sensors (to improve travel planning and network efficiency), biodegradable cleaning products, noise reduction technology, emissions and innovation.
The initiative started in 2017 and in the first 18 months around 50 tonnes of carbon dioxide has been saved. One of the company’s biggest achievements is a custom-designed vehicle wash bay, which has saved 2 million litres of reticulated water through design and water recycling technology.