Enterprise continues sustainability focus at new branch
Enterprise has introduced solar lighting, natural drainage and rainwater harvesting at its new Monmouth branch as part of a continuing focus on sustainable measures.
Located just off the A40 on a previously derelict site next to a petrol station, the new Enterprise location will offer a fleet of 40 cars and vans, including hybrids and a range of low-emission vehicles.
In addition, an Enterprise Car Club van is located permanently at the branch to offer customers 24-hour automated access to mobility via a smartphone app, 24/7, 365 days a year, from as little as £6.35 per hour.
It also marks the first Enterprise location in Wales to introduce rainwater harvesting for vehicle washing.
Simon Aspland, Enterprise’s facilities and construction specialist for South Wales and South West England, explained that this initiative is part of a continuing programme to increase the sustainability of branch operations.
“We spoke to Welsh Water when we were developing the site to agree the best way to meet our water requirements as part of the planning process. We decided to install natural drainage, where the water returns to the water table, so as not to affect existing water channels.
“At the same time, we decided to store rainwater in an underground tank so that we can recycle water into our wash bay. We also decided to use solar panel lighting in the car park to reduce energy usage.”