Cruden Group shows sustainable credentials with new green energy deal

THE Cruden Group has agreed a three-year enhanced green energy supply contract with ScottishPower, which means the firm will buy electricity that comes from renewable sources, with 100% of green electricity from wind farms with zero CO2 emissions.

The two organisations are working on initiatives to offer more zero carbon alternatives including ground and air source heat pumps, infrastructure that will enable electric vehicle charging as standard across many developments, photovoltaic solar panels and energy storage solutions, and incorporating Passivhaus Standards to create homes using carbon neutral methods of construction.

The Cruden Group revealed its commitment to green energy also extends to the company’s management offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Cruden’s head office in Cambuslang boasts electricity from renewable sources via solar panels covering 90% of the roof of the office building.

ScottishPower is delivering almost £10 billion investment in clean energy between 2020-2025.

Kevin Reid, chief executive of the Cruden Group, said, “We are pleased to continue our strong and successful 14-year partnership with ScottishPower with this new renewable energy agreement.  We strive to continuously improve the environment through innovation and this new green deal will help us further reduce carbon emissions, exceed carbon reduction targets and positively contribute towards the global climate change agenda.”

Stuart Angell, new connections sales development manager at ScottishPower, added, “I’m delighted to extend and enhance our relationship with the Cruden Group and for ScottishPower to be associated with a like-minded company that is striving to deliver excellence in the marketplace and prioritises the customer experience.

“As ScottishPower have looked to deliver market leading initiatives, the Cruden Group have helped shape this change with their invaluable feedback and creative ideas. As work towards a carbon neutral future, we will continue to engage with the Cruden Group to understand their challenges and what we can jointly bring to the market to satisfy our goals and customer needs.”