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Niscayah Reduces Carbon Footprint with Low Emission Company Vehicles

Published 04 February 2010 | By Niscayah

Under Niscayah's new environmental policy, 59 tonnes of carbon dioxide gas, enough to fill twelve hot air balloons, are saved each year from entering the atmosphere.

The company has announced its decision to replace its 335-strong fleet with new, low emission vehicles, which will significantly reducing the company's carbon footprint.

Niscayah, one of the UK's leading integrators of CCTV, access control, intruder detection and fire alarm systems has a fleet of 335 vehicles in the UK comprising work vans, estate cars and executive cars that between them cover some 8.2 million miles each year.

By December 2009, one quarter of the existing vehicles was replaced, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 59 tonnes per year or, put another way, enough gas to fill 12 hot air balloons. In 2010 a further 124 vehicles will be replaced, more than doubling that figure.

"About 90% of the new vehicles will be acquired from the Vauxhall ECOflex range which boasts the lowest fuel consumption figures in the Vauxhall line up and carbon dioxide emissions, on average, 12% less than the cars they replace," says David Ensum, Nisacayah's fleet services manager. "The new models also use more recycled materials and recyclable parts than ever before."

Don Cameron, country president for Niscayah, says: "We run a lot of vehicles and any improvement in carbon dioxide emissions will have a big impact. It's just one of a range of measures we are taking under our new environmental policy to significantly reduce our carbon footprint."

Niscayah is the UK's leading provider of integrated security systems employing 450 people at five branch locations. We consult, design, install, maintain and support security systems that integrate the best of breed technologies - CCTV, access control, intruder detection and fire protection - from the world's leading manufacturers. Niscayah has an impressive client list including the UK's foremost retail banks along with clients in education, transport and logistics, retail, healthcare as well as libraries and museums.