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Netcare 911 embraces ‘green’ technology

At Netcare911, we are committed to conducting our operations in a manner that will sustain environmental and human health

Thursday, July 28 2016

At Netcare911, we are committed to conducting our operations in a manner that will sustain environmental and human health. We are working towards reducing our environmental impact in the face of the threats of global climate change and the depletion of natural resources, to do our part in ensuring that future generations can continue to meet their needs.

 

Green features at Netcare 911’s head office

 

Energy efficient lighting and motion sensors

We have installed an energy efficient lighting system. Motion sensors detect the movement of people; automatically turning off lights in unoccupied areas and turning on lights when there are people in an area.

 

Solar photo voltaic (PV) roof system uses natural resources to generate electricity

A solar PV system has been installed on the roof of our building to generate inexpensive, green electricity from sunlight. The PV cells capture the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity, even generating some electricity when it’s cloudy.

 

Self-watering car wash bay

We collect and use the water generated by air conditioning condensation at our building to wash our fleet of vehicles, in a bid to save our country’s scarce water resource.

 

Our vehicle fleet’s green features

 

BlueMotion technology reduces carbon dioxide emissions

According to reports, vehicles with BlueMotion technology can deliver a 10% reduction in fuel and emissions. The vehicles in our fleet have, amongst other features, stop-start technology  which switches off the engine when the vehicle stops and restarts it when the brake pedal is released (for automatic vehicles) or the clutch is engaged (for manual vehicles). This reduces fuel consumption and the impact of our vehicles on the environment.

 

Netcare 911 will continue to embrace appropriate green technology to help save our precious earth.