Manufacturing facility Bayswater Victoria
Coronet has guidelines in place to reduce our impact on the Environment now and into the future. After conducting a review on current practices in early 2012, measures were introduced throughout 2013 to reduce our Carbon footprint, reduce and further recycle our general waste and collect rain water from our head office roof to use where required. In September 2013 automatically timed light switches were fitted to bathrooms replacing manual switches. In the event these are successful a further roll-out of similar devices may be fitted to other areas that require micro light monitoring. November 2013 saw the introduction of a Lager Cardboard only recycling container bin to replace our smaller version. We have returned one of two Industrial general waste bins with fortnightly pick up as we continue to find ways to recycle our waste. Late 2013 and early 2014 we have commenced investing ways to introduce LED Factory roof lighting and Tube upgrades to specific workstations. The Light Tube LED upgrade program commenced in September 2014 in the production facility area with 6 replaced in the initial program. These will be monitored over the next few months to ensure the lights are durable before implementing a replacement program. In September 2017 our recycling waste cardboard bin has overtaken the general waste bin with more regular collections as we strive to minimize our direct landfill waste. The introduction of more battery powered tools throughout 2017 has reduced our dependence on peak load 240v power as the charging of these devices occurs overnight where less demand occurs.
Our Recreational Vehicles
Although over 90% of our Recreational Vehicles are recyclable and that we attempt to source and use timbers from sustainable plantations, we are committed to identify and install products that continue to reduce our environmental footprint. Examples of our success relate to the installation of low wattage LED Lighting to the interior and exterior from 2011, and during 2012 introduced hard wiring from our on-board 12v Battery system to the roof for Solar panel installation available during manufacturing or as a retrofit. 2013 has seen the first standard fitment on our XT1 (now XT2) – Series Recreational Vehicles fitted with Solar Panels and our future intentions are to introduce more Solar across the Range as standard.
From 2016 all Coronet FS3 Series Pop Tops and Caravans in single and tandem configuration will include 1 x 120w solar panel as standard fitment. The all new SL3 Coronet RV Series will incorporate 2 x 120w solar panels as standard extending our commitment to further reduce dependence on 240v consumption. Andrew Phillips the owner of Coronet RV is genuinely committed in renewable resources/energy and has no hesitation in pushing the boundaries to benefit the overall environment.
Early 2017 witnessed the success of solar installation with a roll out to Coronet RV Models. Some models upgraded from 120w to 150 w and later in this year the Coronet XT3 series Tandem axle Vans were installed with 300w as standard. As we move into 2018 all Coronet RV models have a minimum of 150w solar panel up to 300w and options beyond this for Off Grid travellers. Our determination to move from Grid to Off Grid power is becoming more realistic today.
Reducing our Carbon footprint is a work in progress and there’s still much to do as we learn from the past and introduce new environmental ways for the future. Coronet has a mandate and will continue to address this for the future of all.