Luxury vinyl flooring giant Moduleo is proud to announce that it has received planning permission to build a dedicated wind-farm at its eco-production site in Avelgem, Belgium.
After setting out his company’s green credentials earlier this year with the launch of the innovative new production plant, David Bigland MD of the UK and Eire is thrilled to have been given the green light to progress to the next stage of his mission.
David comments: “We have built our innovative production plant to ensure that maximum efforts are made to recycle production waste and have also made this additional active investment in renewable energy. We are proud to announce that we have now obtained a licence for three wind turbines which will have a maximum energy output of 6.9 MW, corresponding to 43% of the total energy usage of IVC on an annual basis. This will equate to around 65% of Moduleo’s energy usage and the wind turbines will be operational from 2013.”
Designed to reflect the unique patterns and textures found in nature, Moduleo flooring combines the authenticity and beauty of natural products with the rugged durability of vinyl technology. Moduleo is proud to be working towards being entirely carbon neutral in the future and the new turbines will be operational from 2013.
In addition to this, Moduleo ensures that VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions from the factory are minimal. It is this dedication to environmentally-friendly production that has earned the brand the Ü-mark certificate of distinction and allowed it to meet the AgBB standard. This German standard is the strictest one in the world in terms of VOCs. Moduleo floors also comply with French VOC legislation and qualify for the A+ logo.
David continues: “Environmentally-friendly manufacturing is not an easy thing to ensure, but it is something we have invested a great deal of time and resource into because we feel so passionately about going green. Our state-of-the-art factory is something we are extremely proud of and it is great to be flying the flag for environmentally-friendly flooring in the UK.”
Moduleo’s tiles are constructed using a unique multi-layer technology; formulated to create the ultimate hard-wearing floor. Products are available in a wide range of designs and finishes and systems can be tailor-made in both a traditional LVT construction and a simple-to-install Click system.