Bert checks out world-beating firm

Mayor of Dacorum visits RES Kings Langley'Sandie Taylor, Education Officer RES'Mayor of Dacorum Herbert Chapman'Rachel Shore, Principal Consultant RES Advisory
Mayor of Dacorum visits RES Kings Langley'Sandie Taylor, Education Officer RES'Mayor of Dacorum Herbert Chapman'Rachel Shore, Principal Consultant RES Advisory

Mayor of Dacorum Bert Chapman was a special guest at the Kings Langley headquarters of world-beating firm RES, which last week won a coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the second time.

The borough’s first citizen went to the firm’s low carbon HQ Beaufort Court and was given a guided tour of the Green Energy Trail which highlights the renewable technologies on site, which include solar panels to provide both heat and electricity to the office, a wood pellet biomass boiler, the miscanthus energy crop that surrounds most of the building, and the landmark wind turbine which overlooks the M25 motorway.

Education officer Sandie Taylor, pictured above with the Mayor, said: “We are very keen to educate people about renewables. Beaufort Court is a successful case study in low-carbon design, and is both a popular educational facility and an inspiring office environment.”

Also pictured is RES consultant Rachel Shore.

RES (Renewable Energy Systems) is one of the world’s leading independent renewable energy project developers.

The firm has developed and/or built more than 100 individual wind farms around the world, the bulk of them in America.

Overseas sales have increased by 352 per cent over the last six years, with 80 per cent of the business coming from North America.

RES is also expanding into new markets and has recently sealed deals for the first time in Canada, Sweden and Turkey.