CALA Homes’ Aberdeen-based team has taken delivery of the housebuilder’s first electric van, following the launch of its new sustainability strategy.
The firm is aiming to build homes that are operationally net zero carbon from 2030, and reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Scottish Government’s 2045 target.
It said that, with help from their local partners at Jim Reid Vehicle Sales and Service in Inverurie, the fully liveried van will help its customer service team go the extra mile for homeowners, while contributing towards reducing the business’ carbon footprint.
The firm added that the roll out of e-vans will be just one small part of the wider strategy, with it creating roadmaps for tangible ways to decarbonise operations in specific areas such as zero carbon homes, office environment, site environments, procurement and transportation.
Stuart Moggach, head of customer services at CALA Homes (North), said, “We’re delighted to be the first to roll out electric vehicles at CALA and are very proud of our new green van.
“Not only will e-vehicles make a difference to our carbon footprint as a business, but they also signal to customers that we take sustainability seriously and are willing to invest in becoming more environmentally friendly. That’s something customers value more and more these days – it’s not just about making their homes more sustainable; it’s about showing that we are making similar efforts across CALA.”