Selco shortlisted for national energy award

Selco Builders Warehouse has been nominated for a green award to recognise its LED roll-out programme

Selco warehouse

Selco, a leading builders merchant, has been named as a finalist in the Energy Awards. Selco, which is one of the seven companies shortlisted for the Lighting Energy Impact category, has received the nomination following a major project to fit its entire branch network with high-tech LED lighting.

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Selco kitchen

The investment has resulted in the saving of almost 69 tonnes of carbon per store every year, and Selco’s Reading branch has seen its electricity usage plummet from 141,565 kWh since March 2018 to 86,774 kWh in the same period this year – a decrease of 40 per cent.

Carine Jessamine, marketing director of Selco Builders Warehouse, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for what are the biggest awards of their kind in the UK.

“The LED refit programme is a huge undertaking and requires a significant financial investment, but we are committed to maximising our sustainability as a business and utilising the best environmental solution possible.

“We have also received very positive feedback from customers and staff who all believe that the changes have improved the working and shopping conditions in our branches.”

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The winners of Energy Awards will be revealed on Thursday November 21 at a ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane.