As part of our drive to conserve resources and reduce our carbon footprint, we have appointed renewable energy expert Ecotricity as the electricity supplier across our 11 homes.

Ecotricity’s competitively priced energy comes from 100% renewable sources, including a growing fleet of wind and sun parks. The company’s dashboard will provide us with information about real-time electricity consumption in each home so that we can keep a close eye on our use of energy across the organisation. The most efficient home will become the benchmark and we can identify ways to make the others more energy efficient.

Founded in 1996, Ecotricity has the lowest carbon footprint, per customer, of any UK company in Britain, using customers’ green energy bills to fund the building of new sources of green energy and turning ‘bills into mills’. Its other initiatives include the launch of Ecotalk, the UK’s first green mobile phone service and the Electric Highway, Britain’s biggest electric car charging network.

Laird MacKay, Canford Healthcare’s Chief Operating Officer, says: “We are delighted to be partnering with Ecotricity. Its energy is very competitively priced, and the dashboard will provide valuable help in tracking our consumption more easily so that we can identify areas for improvement and increase our overall efficiency. 

“Ecotricity’s environmental credentials are very impressive, too. As with any organisation in 2020, we are focusing on reducing our carbon footprint to help combat climate change, one of the most pressing global issues of our day.”