Carbon Reduction - Burlington Stone

Carbon Reduction

Producing any kind of dimensional stone has high energy requirements. At Burlington's main production plant the large stone-working machinery is regulated by modern control-gear designed to reduce start-up loads and consequently cut down the overall electrical usage.

Quarry and road-going vehicles are replaced on a regular basis (wherever possible to Tier III standard) to ensure that emission levels are kept to a minimum.

Because personnel are drawn from a wide area (mainly within the National Park), transport is provided for the majority of the workforce. This, in turn, reduces the number of vehicles visiting the site each day.

By providing a source of aggregate material in the central area of the Park, the 'mineral miles' and therefore carbon emissions associated with importing other stone are reduced.