PROUD supporter of a Welsh Forest

How Ecor Pro makes sure its carbon footprint is smaller than our competitors

We offset our product’s carbon footprint by protecting trees that absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere. Planting trees is commendable, but any stored carbon is lost as soon as they are cut down.

At Ecor Pro we pay to protect trees, helping them enjoy a long and beautiful carbon-storing life. And we don’t just send money overseas with our fingers crossed. We pay to protect a forest in Wales so that we know our donation is helping to save the planet. Because that’s important.

Ecor Pro has an obligation to the planet and our collective future.  We do everything we can to lower our carbon footprint, including manufacturing and transporting products in bulk where possible.

Compare our products to the competition with our carbon calculator!

Here’s how to calculate how much money, carbon and trees buying an Ecor Pro dehumidifer will save. Compare the Watts per litre/pint used by our dehumidifier to the Watts per litre/pint used by our competitor’s model by using the sliders below.

* Data at 27°C 60% Relative Humidity
Special comparison as competitor data not available

Extraction
Litres

Power
Watts

Watts
Per Litre

35
Litres

580
Watts

398
Watts

36
Litres

810
Watts

540
Watts

28
Litres

690
Watts

630
Watts

* Data at 30°C 80% Relative Humidity

Extraction
Litres

Power
Watts

Watts
Per Litre

35
Litres

530
Watts

363
Watts

55
Litres

700
Watts

305
Watts

90
Litres

1130
Watts

301
Watts

* Data from manufacturer's data at 30°C 80% Relative Humidity

 

Extraction
Litres

Power
Watts

Watts
Per Litre

21
Litres

550
Watts

629
Watts

36
Litres

500
Watts

333
Watts

10
Litres

250
Watts

600
Watts

12
Litres

460
Watts

920
Watts

30
Litres

1500
Watts

1200
Watts

 

 

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Litres

Power
Watts

Watts
Per Litre

18
Litres

340
Watts

453
Watts

42.6
Litres

1544
Watts

870
Watts

35
Litres

520
Watts

357
Watts

41
Litres

690
Watts

404
Watts

78
Litres

1280
Watts

394
Watts

 

 

Extraction
Litres

Power
Watts

Watts
Per Litre

20
Litres

362
Watts

434
Watts

50
Litres

900
Watts

443
Watts

40
Litres

780
Watts

468
Watts

-
Litres

-
Watts

-
Watts

45.9
Litres

790
Watts

413
Watts

From little acorns… Why Ecor Pro is committed to protecting trees in Wales.

The oak is one of the UK’s oldest living tree species, able to live for 1,000 years. A living oak this old will have started life as an acorn that fell to the ground and germinated at the end of the Anglo-Saxon period and grew through the Norman invasion of 1066.

It will have lived through the reigns of King Richard III, King Henry VIII and many more; in fact, trees of this age have seen all the monarchs from Edward the Confessor through to our present-day Queen Elizabeth II. Her impressive 70-year reign is nothing compared to our oak’s lifetime.

Remarkably, these truly ancient trees have managed to avoid being felled to support house building, ship building, mine working and numerous other industries, along with two world wars, land clearances for agriculture and felling for firewood. They have survived storms, floods, landslips and other situations that could have brought their majestic lives to a premature close.

While few oak trees achieve this ancient status, Ecor Pro’s goal is to assist them where possible, for reasons that extend way beyond the life of the oak itself. It’s about the future of our planet.

It is said that an oak spends around 300 years growing, 300 years resting and 300 years dying, so let’s look at an elderly one, not 1,000 years old but a mere 400. We’ll call him Oakenfeld. By now he is already 19 metres (62 ft) tall and 30 metres (98 ft) wide; his roots probably cover a similar area, too.

In the spring, Oakenfeld awakes from his winter shutdown and produces catkins and flowers; by the late spring he will have a dense canopy of more than 700,000 leaves. With the energy he’s extracted through the leaves using photosynthesis, water and carbon dioxide, he builds a ring of new growth as he adds a year to his tally.

By the autumn, Oakenfeld will have added more than 250kg to his 10-ton mass, contributed around 340,000 litres of oxygen to our atmosphere and extracted some 25kg of carbon, now fixed within his limbs. Meanwhile he has been home to birds and insects, courting couples and, perhaps, families who enjoyed picnics under his shade and swung from his boughs.

Could there be a more compelling case for preserving and prolonging the life of a tree?

We can plant new trees, for sure. There is a strong message from government that new woodland will solve our environmental problems, but at Ecor Pro we believe this is a short-term gain that comes at a cost.

In the UK for instance, there is not much land to spare, and planting trees on fertile farmland is a false economy as it could lead to the country having to import food from overseas – at a vastly increased carbon footprint in terms of air miles. The risk is that we will simply export the problem.

So, while we are happy to see new trees planted in our glorious countryside, we are committed to supporting existing forests, helping our mighty oaks, horse chestnuts, silver birch, elms and the rest enjoy long and happy lives.

Remember

A 1,000 year-old oak tree will have removed 25,000 kg of carbon from our atmosphere and given out 340,000,000 litres of oxygen.

Felling a tree and using it for furniture ensures that the carbon remains stored within the wood – but when burnt, perhaps as biomass heating, the carbon is released back into the atmosphere.

We make Ecor Pro dehumidifiers in the United Kingdom, and that is where our product seeds are planted.  It seems only right that offsetting our carbon footprint should be here, too. We know there are many international schemes for planting trees, but we want to be sure that our money, and indeed the money from our valued customers, goes to the right environmental project – one we can visit for ourselves. 

Revisit this page as we will be posting pictures of our trees here, including Oakenfeld.

Coed Glannant

A traditional mixed wood forest that Ecor Pro is proud to support.

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