Reece harvesting electricity through its solar program

Australia’s largest plumbing and bathroom supplier, the Reece Group, is on track to install its 63rd solar photovoltaic system this year across its Australian branch network.

In the last three years, the company’s burgeoning solar program has reached a generation capacity of approximately 1.8 gigawatts of solar-generated electricity, helping the company offset carbon emissions and reduce energy-related costs.

Reece Group Energy Co-ordinator, Rodney Halm, said that Reece is conscious of its environmental impact and the solar program complements other environmental initiatives.

“Reece is primarily known for providing innovative and efficient water solutions across a broad range of plumbing and bathroom products,” Mr Halm said.

“However, for the last few years we’ve been actively installing solar photovoltaic systems on our branches to offset our emissions and energy costs.

“The program is progressing well and we’re on track to reach our 63rd solar system installation this year,” he said.

In addition to the solar installation program, Reece also has a comprehensive recycling program for its IT equipment in partnership with Enable IT Recycling.

For the 12 months to 30 June 2018, Reece saved 18 tonnes of used IT equipment from going to landfill.  Of that, four tonnes were recycled, and 14 tonnes reconfigured and returned for usage in the company.

Additionally, on top of the environmental benefits, partnering with Enable IT Recycling provides meaningful work and learning activities for local disadvantaged jobseekers.

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