Our Mission for the Environment

Care for the environment is at the heart of everything we do at Techrete and our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint is evidenced by the significant investments we have made during the past five years in energy efficient and environmentally sustainable processes, equipment, workshops, office facilities and management systems.

Our Approach to Sustainability

  • Keep informed of all relevant legislation/ best practices, monitoring our operations to ensure compliance
  • Meet all regulatory and consent requirements pertaining to our business
  • Work with subcontractors, suppliers, and clients to encourage environmental awareness and sustainability and to identify and to share ways of reducing environmental impacts
  • Manage our buildings and construction sites in an efficient and environmentally sensitive manner
  • Reduce and strive to eliminate hazardous and nuisance releases to the air, water, and landfill
  • Operate a careful buying policy, giving preference to materials from sustainable sources.

Environmental Advantages of our Product

The inherent properties of precast concrete make it a natural choice for achieving sustainability in modern construction. Our products have a high thermal mass which facilitate the absorption, storage and radiation of heat which is fundamental to sustainable construction for the future.

  • Precast panels are manufactured concurrently with site preparation, reducing construction times and the impact on the local community by over 50%
  • Panels benefit from manufacturing efficiencies, innovations, and design flexibility.
  • Offsite manufacturing allows work to be carried out in a controlled, comfortable, and safe environment where safety requirements are much easier met and policed.
  • A superior quality of factory fitted insulation ensures that greater sustainability is achieved, through reduced thermal loss
  • Techrete’s precast panels are 100% recyclable at end-of-life stage.
  • Materials can be stored in safer conditions in a factory than on site, thus greatly reducing risks of pollution.
  • Offsite construction generates up to 90% less waste*
  • Waste is easier to segregate off-site for recycling and collection, than on-site
  • In the case of large panels, crane time and number of lifts are optimised, thus reducing energy consumption.
  • Offsite manufacturing uses less water, even more so in the case of Techrete as we recycle approx. 25% of water used in our factory.
  • Greater accuracies can be achieved. Activities are carried out in safer working conditions, protected from the climate.
  • Reduced number of deliveries to site compared with on-site construction

*Source – WRAP – Waste & Resource Action Programme

We aim to be net zero carbon within 10 years – here’s how:

Techrete has been presented with the prestigious Green Award on many occasions for striving to help prevent climate change by reducing waste, carbon emissions and water consumption.
Green Medium Business of the Year 2015
Green Manufacturer of the Year
Irish Export Business of the Year 2018
Green Medium Sized Business of the Year 2020
Green Small Business of the Year 2013
Green Medium Business of the Year 2015