Sunday, 4 October 2009

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Agency - going green

Like many people we are extremely concerned about the protection of the environment. Travelling to France from the UK, which represents most of our clientele, obviously impacts upon an individual’s carbon footprint. Whether you travel by ferry, aeroplane or car there is a significant impact.
For 2010 and the remainder of this year have decided that we will try to off-set the carbon footprint of clients viewing through us, by planting a tree* for each client visiting and viewing a selection of property, which will over time absorb their carbon dioxide emissions. At Allez-Français we are taking steps to help reduce our impact on our surroundings and create a more environmentally friendly future.
We can also assist clients to find artisans for home improvements, such as insulation to better than recommended levels, this ensures heat retention during winter months (reducing the need for heating) and ensures a cooler environment during summer months, reducing the need for air conditioning. Double glazing to all windows and doors. Recuperate rainwater. Install saltwater pool system which minimises the use of harsh and harmful chemicals. Plus of course, the use of alternative energy sources, such as wind, solar, geothermal. We would like to think of ourselves as ground-breakers with this idea. Hopefully, clients will decide to view with an agency trying to something for the environment, rather than one just offering a standard service, that we are confident that we will exceed in any case! * A tree for each client will be planted in the village of Paizay le Tort. A carbon footprint is defined as - The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO²).
In other words: When you drive a car, the engine burns fuel which creates a certain amount of CO², depending on its fuel consumption and the driving distance. (CO² is the chemical symbol for carbon dioxide). When you heat your house with oil, gas or coal, then you also generate CO². Even if you heat your house with electricity, the generation of the electrical power may also have emitted a certain amount of CO². When you buy food and goods, the production of the food and goods also emitted some quantities of CO².
Your carbon footprint is the sum of all emissions of CO² (carbon dioxide), which were induced by your activities in a given time frame. Peter Elias (Agent Commercial), La Moinerie, 79500 Paizay le Tort, Deux-Sèvres, FRANCETel: 00 33 (0)5 49 27 01 22 or Tel: 00 33 (0)8 77 07 58 99 Mob: 00 33 (0)6 62 28 02 25 Tel: 0871 717 4176 (UK)
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