Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Roden gets a revamp

We’ve officially let the cat… er, dog… out of the bag! On Sunday, the Times wrote an article about future building plans for our lovely Roden centre. These plans include a new greener approach, with solar panelling, rooflights that open to allow ventilation in the warmer months, low-power LED lighting with daytime sensors, and more. The aim is to cut the energy consumed by more than 60%! This isn’t the first time we’ve used environmentally conscious techniques, either. When the Dublin centre was built last year, it incorporated ground coil heating and rain water recycling. It’s something we think is very important for both the environment and efficient for driving down energy costs.

The new building will most certainly provide better welfare facilities for the dogs as well as saving costs in the long term. The new improvements planned are an onsite veterinary operating suite and a training barn where we can work with dogs under cover and run training classes. We will also have better exercise compounds. Also, the high standard of internal finishes will save on maintenance costs in the long run in what is an environment that has hard usage!

It’s an exciting time for Roden and as Matthew Taylor, property director here at Dogs Trust, says: “The less we spend on energy, the more we have for our core function, which is
caring for dogs.”

We agree, Matt!
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