Going Green at Hume
Committed to improving sustainability, Hume has also undertaken a number of innovative projects in an effort to become greener. Hume is a major regional leader in using green technology to reduce our carbon footprint.
Hume, along with Baker Motors, have leased a Mitsubishi i-MiEV, (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle). The car is one of very few fully electric cars Mitsubishi is bringing into Australia. The car is powered by 100 per cent renewable energy when charged at Hume (solar energy) and will mean that there are zero carbon emissions and zero fossil fuel usage.
Late 2009, Hume received a $115,000 grant from the Australian Government’s Green Building Fund to help reduce its carbon footprint. Hume used this funding to install 90 solar panels on the roof of Head Office in Olive Street, Albury.
Motion Sensor Lighting
In 2003 the CBUS system was installed at Head Office. This system turns light off in offices after a period of 10 minutes of inactivity. The CBUS system also turns off all lights once the alarm is activated at the end of the day.
Sustainability Advantage Program
To strengthen our commitment to the environment, Hume currently participates in the Sustainability Advantage Program as part of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW commitment in helping businesses to identify further initiatives to become more sustainable.
Each year Hume staff plant over 800 trees to offset the carbon emissions from Hume's small fleet of company vehicles.