How we are saving Carlson Rezidor more than £250,000 a year in the UK through our sustainability partnership

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August 27, 2013

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I wanted to share some good news today about how SaveMoneyCutCarbon is helping global hospitality brand Carlson Rezidor save more than £250,000 a year in the UK through our sustainability partnership.

Image of Carlson Rexidor hotel Radisson Blu Stansted with new LED lighting - SaveMoneyCutCarbon Above: The Radisson Blu at Stansted – one of the first Carlson Rezidor UK hotels to have the money-saving, carbon-cutting LED lighting upgrade

Carlson Rezidor selected us as a sustainability partner to aid the company’s ambitious Think Planet global initiative in the UK and Ireland across its Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson brands. The wide-ranging initiative focuses on:

  • Reducing guest water usage
  • Maximising the efficiency of hotel boilers
  • Supporting roll out of LED lighting.

The LED roll out alone means the electrical load at 32 UK hotels will be reduced by 3.67 million watts, saving more than £250,000, with downlights consumption cut by 85-90% and tubes by 50%.

When you add savings on maintenance and other associated costs, together with the savings expected in Ireland, where we’re working with a further 16 of the group’s hotels, the savings should be much more and we’re hoping to touch the £1 million a year savings mark.

Our new partner Carlson Rezidor is one of the most forward-thinking companies in the hospitality sector and we are very pleased to be working with a global brand that is fully committed to sustainability.

Meanwhile, SaveMoneyCutCarbon has grown year-on-year, increasing its turnover dramatically in the past 12 months even against a back drop of a cautious economy and has earned its place in the sustainability sector as a partner to clients that really delivers.

Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in the UK are installing 145,000 LED products, including downlights, GU10 lamps, recessed ceiling panels and tubes in front and back of house at 32 hotels in the UK. The first phase covers corridors and back of house.

Phase 2

Phase 2 will cover ambient lighting in restaurants and function rooms and the final phase will focus on the guest bedrooms.

The water and boiler management projects follow a thorough estate-wide survey and financial modelling by SaveMoneyCutCarbon in 2012.

Survey teams from SaveMoneyCutCarbon used their unique iPad app and financial modelling tools which allows surveyors to photograph and record associated data at each hotel, which was sent back to a central database.

The app automatically looks for savings that can be made in water consumption, energy used to heat water and boiler efficiency which in turn lead to the creation of highly detailed business models for each property.

Peter Gee Carlson Rezidor Area Technical Service Director who initiated the original surveys told us: “Once installation is complete, we will see a significant difference in terms of energy use in all our hotels in the UK and Ireland, and importantly a notable improvement in our energy bills.”

You can read more about the ThinkPlanet initiative here and we’re looking forward to a long, effective and sustainable relationship with Carlson Rezidor. If you have any questions about how we can help you achieve substantial energy and water savings – and cut your carbon footprint – just call us on 0333 123 5464, or email us.

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