August 25, 2006
Water initiatives return 13 per cent savings at Rolls-Royce
Goodwood, England – New initiatives at Rolls-Royce’s manufacturing plant have returned 13 per cent water savings, an average of 11,000 litres per day for the entire site. The company says that the majority of savings have been achieved in the paint shop, thanks to a timer switch and a closed water system used in the paint process, which condenses the moisture as it evaporates from water-based paints and reroutes it through the system.
Other features at the facility include a man-made lake, which acts as the heat sink for the office climate control systems; a water drainage system that filters petrochemicals from roof and car park runoff; and the UK’s largest “living roof”, covering over 22,500 square metres, planted with low-maintenance vegetation.