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Suttles are a Low-Carbon Hero!


Low Carbon Dorset have named us as one of their Low-carbon heroes!

The following are extracts taken from Low Carbon Dorset’s case study on us:

“Since acquiring Swanworth Quarry in 2011, Suttles has been making significant progress in reducing the environmental impact of their operations. The Dorset based firm has already invested in the electrification of a large part of their vehicle fleet. In 2019, they purchased 13 electric and hybrid vehicles – reducing their footprint by an estimated 30 tonnes of CO2 a year. They have also converted most of their power-hungry diesel machinery to electric, including the large crusher at their Swanworth site.

By generating their own electricity on-site renewably, rather than importing electricity from the grid, Suttles could make significant savings in both carbon and costs. So, with help from Low Carbon Dorset, they began mapping out their electricity demand (half hour by half hour) to understand exactly how much solar PV they would need to make the best possible business case.”


“Whilst installing PV at their Swanworth site, Suttles also decided to replace 21 old light fittings in their workshop with highly efficient LED lights. Switching to LEDs is a quick and relatively cheap way to reduce electricity bills and carbon emissions. This switch to LEDs is expected to save Suttles around £900 a year in electricity costs, and with the help of a 40% grant will pay for itself in just two years”

You can read the full case study here:

“Low Carbon Dorset not only committed significant amounts of grant money to our project, but also, importantly, had the expertise and experience to let us know how we could achieve the project in the most efficient way”

John Suttle, Director


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