McCallums Group proactive in reducing carbon footprint

Dry cleaning services and reducing carbon footprint go hand in hand for Invercargill’s McCallums Group. The McCallums Group recently installed a low emission bio mass boiler at their Dee street property for central heating and domestic hot water.

McCallums Group manager Wayne McCallum said a main motivation in installing the boiler was the environmental benefits. “The installation will reduce our carbon footprint by about 18 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year,” McCallum said.

This is the second low emission boiler the McCallum Group has installed with a woodchip boiler at their processing plant on Otepuni Avenue.

The boiler has been extremely successful venture for the dry-cleaning business.“The woodchip burner has yielded savings of over $300,000 a year in fuel and allowed us to move away from LPG and oil,” McCallum said.

Implementation of the bio mass systems at McCallums Dry-cleaning support the goal of the business in becoming an industry leader in sustainability and environmentally friendly business practices.

McCallum is passionate about his business being environmentally credible and contributing to the low emission targets set in New Zealand.

The installation of the low emission boilers are just part of the company’s approach to becoming environmentally credible with environmentally focused goals set around company vehicles, consumed electricity and landfill Waste.

McCallum said customers had taken note of the environmentally friendly changes. “We have had increasing recognition from customers of our reduced carbon footprint, and our environmentally friendly approach to energy consumption,” McCallum said.

The boilers installed by McCallums Group show the long-lasting benefits of the Wood Energy South Pilot Programme in the Southland region.

Although the pilot officially ran its course from 2014 -2017, Venture Southland group manager for business and strategic projects Steve Canny said that there continues to be ongoing benefits associated with the project.


For more information please contact Venture Southland Group Manager for Business and Strategic Projects, Steve Canny on 03 211 1405