Grundfos refurbishes its UK headquarters
The £1.2 million refurbishment of the 4-storey UK headquarters of Grundfos Pumps at Leighton Buzzard is expected to halve energy consumption — on top of savings that will be made from reducing demand. The refurbishment also provides an improved environment and facilities for staff. Its completion was marked by a themed street party attended by the Danish ambassador, MP Andrew Selous, senior members of Grundfos management from Denmark and the UK, and customers.
Solar panels on the roof will produce hot water. T8 lighting is sensitive to motion and daylight levels.
Water is saved by toilets that use 6 l per flush, and automated hand driers mean there is no longer a need for towels.
VRV air conditioning has been installed throughout the building.
And, of course, the most efficient pumps from Grundfos have been installed.
Staff meeting rooms are equipped to encourage on-line meetings to discourage unnecessary travel — within and outside the UK.
Dead zones such as landing areas are now used for refreshment facilities and informal meetings.