When VVM moved into 332 Kent Ave, Randburg, the vision was to create an entirely eco-friendly, sustainable office area. The grounds were soon dubbed – VVM Eco Park – and for good reason. The future will either be green or not at all! This is a concept VVM is proud to endorse when it comes to reducing, reusing and recycling to reduce our carbon footprint.
Understanding the impact that electricity has on our environment, VVM invested in solar panels which power all our entrance and exit gates. Further the building uses LED-lighting which significantly reduces the power that normal light bulbs use. Aircons are a large contributor to high electricity usage therefore VVM invested in reducing this significantly by installing new inverted aircons with a three stage compression. The inverters reduce the amount of energy that is used and makes the cooling systems more eco-friendly.
The waste management system is a highly prioritised strategy that has been a great success. On the premises there are designated bins for plastic, non-recyclable and recyclable waste.VVM has a full-time maintenance and support team which separates and distributes the waste into the correct categories everyday. This is done on the premises, and every two weeks this team ensures it is delivered to the correct locations. Our waste management system is important in the Eco Park as it is focused on aiding our community in recycling correctly.
The earth is what we all have in common – Wendell Berry