CALA Homes go green with first e-van in Aberdeen

Housebuilder CALA Homes’ Aberdeen-based team has taken delivery of the housebuilder’s very first electric van, marking the first step in establishing a fleet of greener vehicles across the business.

CALA Homes go green with first e-van in Aberdeen

Stuart Moggach, head of customer services for CALA Homes (North)

As part of CALA’s newly launched sustainability strategy, the business is aiming to build homes that are operationally net zero carbon from 2030, and reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Scottish Government’s 2045 target and ahead of UK Government’s 2050 target.

Through ‘Green Teams’ and working groups, employees in Aberdeen have been empowered to be at the heart of the strategy alongside their colleagues from across the UK, driving forward a number of innovations, trials and ideas to reduce CALA’s environmental impact now and in the future.

The roll-out of e-vans will be just one small part of this, with the team creating roadmaps for tangible ways to decarbonise operations, in specific areas such as zero carbon homes, office environment, site environments, procurement and transportation.

With help from local partners at Jim Reid Vehicle Sales and Service in Inverurie, the fully liveried van will help CALA’s customer service team go the extra mile for homeowners, while contributing towards reducing the business’ carbon footprint.

Stuart Moggach, head of customer services for CALA Homes (North), said: “We’re delighted to be the first to roll out electric vehicles at CALA and are very proud of our new green van.

“Not only will e-vehicles make a difference to our carbon footprint as a business, but they also signal to customers that we take sustainability seriously and are willing to invest in becoming more environmentally friendly.

“That’s something customers value more and more these days – it’s not just about making their homes more sustainable; it’s about showing that we are making similar efforts across CALA.”

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