HPH continue green initiative with new innovative paint
Regional property experts HPH are trailblazing when it comes to property management with the use of a new type of paint.
The product, developed and produced by Graphenstone, boasts many green credentials making it in keeping with HPH’s sustainability ambitions.
Graphenstone produce a range of ecological, natural and sustainable paint and mortars. Made from lime and graphene the company’s unique formula gives its products enhanced properties improving resistance and flexibility.
The paint absorbs CO 2 while it is drying, has an antibacterial/anti-mould effect, is breathable so avoids condensation, can be pressure washed and has flexibility so reduces cracking.
HPH have recently used the paint on the outside of Station Hill House in Chippenham.
Station Hill House is a prominent building situated at the junction of New Road and Station Hill accommodating several successful local businesses. Last year HPH also refurbished the property with new carpets, light-fittings and decoration.
Managing Director, Lindsay Holdoway, said “This is a very interesting development in the use of graphene. We are a forward thinking property company and our management department are always on the lookout for initiatives to help futureproof our property portfolio. As a responsible landlord we continuously endeavour to find new ways to save our occupiers money and improve the performance of our buildings and the materials and services we use.
“We are also an environmentally conscious company and Graphenstone paint with its many sustainable credentials ticked all the right boxes for us. “
As part of a five-year funding package, through Lloyds Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Green Lending Initiative, HPH has made a commitment to further reduce its carbon footprint and continue its programme of introducing energy efficiency measures through the refurbishment of its properties.
Sustainability has long been a fundamental part of day-to-day business at HPH. In 1995 the firm started to use the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) achieving an ‘Excellent’ rating for the refurbishment of a Listed Building in the World Heritage City of Bath, which was the first in the country to achieve this level for a refurbishment.
Ten years ago HPH started to measure its carbon footprint and in 2009 became a carbon neutral company. The company has been rolling out a programme of connecting and monitoring its buildings to record energy consumption and work with occupiers to reduce their end costs.