In the UK, PHS Waterlogic is supplying Monmouthshire County Council and facilities management company Monitor FM with mains-fed water coolers.
Owned and operated by Monmouthshire and Torfaen County Borough Councils, Monitor FM said that the decision was taken first and foremost with environmental benefits in mind.
“We constantly strive for environmental improvement on behalf of Monmouthshire County and Torfaen County Borough Councils,” said Facilities Manager at Croesyceiliog County Hall, Garth Brookfield. “We recognise the need for environmentally sustainable action across every aspect of our work, and we judge everything we do by stringent environmental standards.
“With PHS Waterlogic mains-fed coolers, we were able to maintain our commitment to reducing the carbon emissions of our operations without sacrificing the quality of water supplied to our employees.”
Monitor FM was awarded Green Dragon level 5 certification in 2005, the highest level of environmental standard programme in Wales, indicating continual environmental improvement. The company has implemented an objective of a 15% reduction in energy use across its operations, in addition to its sustainable procurement policy already in place.
Further factors such as water quality and good customer service also influenced the councils’ choice of water cooler solution, along with the option to purchase the coolers outright and sign up for a total care package.
“When we initially specified the coolers, purity and quality of the water were the major factors of our decision, outside the environmental issues,” explained Building Surveyor for Monmouthshire County Council, Lyn Moore. “Now, we wouldn’t be without them. The quality is excellent and the service is hassle free, with all repairs, cost of parts and twice yearly service included.”
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