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New estate agent's noble approach to eco issues

PUBLISHED: 12:56 24 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:14 07 September 2010

A new estate agent in Camden opens its doors at the end of the month promising to be the area s first Eco Estate Agent . Privately owned London Residential is putting the finishing touches to its Parkway office and whose environmentally-friendly feature

A new estate agent in Camden opens its doors at the end of the month promising to be the area's first 'Eco Estate Agent'.

Privately owned London Residential is putting the finishing touches to its Parkway office and whose environmentally-friendly features include FSC Certified paper, an eco alternative to recycled paper and electricity supplied by Ecotricity, the world's first green electricity company, which will also be the company's preferred energy supplier on their managed properties.

"But we're not just about having a 'green' ethos internally," says operations director Gaby Noble. "We very much practice what we preach. We have ordered four electric scooters (www.electrip.co.uk) rather than the usual gas guzzling cars, as well as five low emission Fiat 500 cars.''

The company will be paying to offset CO2 emissions and will encourage clients to do the same. It will also be running a 'walk to viewings' incentive scheme for staff who will have their own pedometers.

"The member of staff who has the clocked up the most steps will receive a bonus each month - so hopefully we can get fit at the same time," said Gaby.

London Residential has already set out its green credentials by sponsoring this year's Camden Green Fair & Bike Fest, which took place on 1 June in Regents Park.

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