Creating a sustainable future is important for Eastgate. We are committed to playing a role in addressing global environmental challenges through the investments we make, as well as our day-to-day operations.
To become as sustainable as possible, we are undertaking a range of measures around energy efficiency, and waste recycling, and awareness of environmental issues amongst employees, contractors, tenants, and visitors.
Eastgate has reduced electricity consumption by 58% and reduced gas consumption by 27% since 2009. Lighting upgrades have been installed, including movement and lux sensors throughout the building and in the car parks. A new building energy management system installed (the automated system that controls our heating, lighting, and building systems) has also been installed, which will assist us in achieving our objectives in the future.
Eastgate has reduced water consumption by more than 52% since 2009, and work has included the installation of waterless urinals and sensor taps. Moreover, over 71% of all waste was recycled in 2020, and the Centre also continues to work with waste contractors and has a long-term 100% diversion from landfill target.
Eastgate has two prestigious Green Apple Awards, “The Green Apple Environment Awards 2018: Scotland – Estate Management 2018” and “The Green World Ambassador”. The Centre was also included in Volume 23 of the “Environmental Best Practice Publication”.
A copy of Eastgate’s Environmental Policy can be downloaded here.