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Brookfarm recognised for its sustainability

Brookfarm recognised for its sustainability

Byron Shire Echo, 27 May 2015
Congratulations to Pam and Martin Brook, co-founders of local business Brookfarm, who were recently awarded silver status in the NSW Sustainability Advantage program. Byron Bay-based artisan food manufacturer says it has installed 288 solar panels on the bakehouse roof in Byron Bay, naturally powering the production factory, offices and cool rooms. The installation is the largest of its kind on the northern rivers, says Brookfarm’s marketing manager Tina Kelly. The company’s goal is to dramatically cut its carbon footprint. Brookfarm’s operations manager, Will Brook, estimates at least a 40 per cent annual energy saving and that the system will have paid for itself in four years.  "At present the solar panels produce enough energy to power 25 homes using 25kW of electricity per day." Additionally, Pam and Martin have planted more than 30,000 native trees on Brookfarm itself to regener- ate its own rainforest. For more info visitwww.environment.nsw.gov.au/sustainabilityadvantage.
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