A Hive of Environmental Activity
This summer has seen recording-breaking temperatures across the UK and climate change has been more visible than ever.
AFD Software is leading the field amongst technology companies in the British Isles to reduce its carbon footprint as it actively seeks ways to become greener as an organisation.
Since AFD moved its HQ to the Mountain View Innovation Centre (MVIC) in 2015, over 3000 trees have been planted on site. The environmental importance of trees is hugely significant as they trap carbon dioxide and provide oxygen in return. Per year, a mature tree is able to absorb 22 kg of CO2 on average. The new trees are already providing additional habitats to a whole variety of birds and wildlife, which will only increase as they mature.
The largest solar array on the Isle of Man now occupies one of the roofs at MVIC. Two years in the making, its launch couldn’t have been planned any better: the panels came online in June, and were able to make good use of the island’s record 290 hours of sunshine that month! In the first four months of operation, AFD has been self-generating all the electricity used on site, saving over 12,558 kg in CO2 emissions.