Branch News
December 11, 2013

MKM Glasgow Is Going Green

Our new Glasgow branch has big plans to become a centre of excellence for environmentally friendly building solutions and techniques for our customers.

After the successful launch of the branch, the team are developing ‘The Green Room’, an Information and Training Centre which is aimed at helping customers to understand renewable energy technologies.

It’s in vogue to talk about saving tonnes of carbon through the use of renewable
energy. The Green Room is split into Technology Zones showing various working
and static models including heat pumps, solar panels, biomass boilers and rainwater harvesting. Glasgow has a Self-build Zone showing low carbon solutions and sustainable products along with a 40 seater training room which suppliers and professionals will be invited to use for their own seminars and for Continual Professional Development Seminars (CPDs).

Glasgow Green 1Tony Lancaster, MKM’s Green expert, says: “The Green Room at Glasgow will attract more specifiers, customers and suppliers into the branch and we will give them all the information they need to make informed choices to ensure they are meeting their sustainability targets. We are also forging links with Scotland’s City of Glasgow College, to develop training courses for installing these new technologies.” Branch Director, Craig Millar said “We are all really proud of what we have achieved in Glasgow and are excited about the opportunities ahead of us.”

Practicing what they preach, the Glasgow branch is powered by renewable energy through the use of solar panels for producing electricity and a biomass
boiler for heating the showroom and offices, there is even heat recovery in the
ventilation system.