UK’s Largest Construction Drone Company Goes Carbon Neutral
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
The UK’s leading construction drone company, Sky Revolutions, has attained carbon neutral status, having offset its carbon emissions for 2021 with verification by the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Sky Revolutions worked alongside Carbon Neutral Britain in order to carry out a thorough review of its business operations prior to purchasing the verified credits. The credits will be leveraged in the support of three major operations being carried out in 2022, including the Burgos Wind Farm project in the Philippines, the Rice Husk Power Project in Cambodia, and a hydroelectric power project in the Amazon.
“Becoming carbon neutral was important not just to our business, but to our whole team,” said Ben Gorham, Director of Sky Revolutions. “We’d discussed it for some time and agreed to prioritise the work during 2021. The process helped us kick-start a range of initiatives including equipment recycling, tree-planting for new employees and the introduction of a new supply chain policy that encourages our partners and suppliers to provide sustainable services.”
The company provides its core service offering through the use of low or no-carbon technology. Sky Revolution’s time-lapse cameras, which see use on many of the UK’s largest developments, are energy self-sufficient, relying on cutting-edge solar panel systems for power. Additionally, the company’s drone fleet eliminates the need for helicopter flight on a range of aerial inspections.
The company is also impacting the energy sector, assisting in the management of wind and solar farms by supplying rapid inspection and monitoring services. Sky Revolutions is playing a role in helping these suppliers to lower their costs, making green energy increasingly accessible.
Sky Revolutions intends for a focus on carbon emissions to serve as a key component in the way the business develops going forward, rather than merely a self-contained project.
“We’ll be repeating the review in 2022 and are now focused on becoming carbon negative by 2024,” Gorham added. “Achieving carbon neutral status was a great milestone, but it’s really just the first step in becoming more aware of our impact on the broader environment.”
Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
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