Aberdeen Park Inn by Radisson

Top Scottish hotel saves £16,000 a year with LED lighting retrofit

Energy-saving upgrade improves lighting levels with return on investment inside three years

The Client

Aberdeen Park Inn by Radisson hotel is one of the Granite City’s premier destinations with 185 rooms and suites, and fitness centre. The hotel’s conference rooms cater to events of two to 200 people.

The Brief

The hotel is part of the Think Planet initiative by Carlson Rezidor to reduce their energy consumption by 20% by the end of 2016.

The main focus was to be on lighting, with an LED upgrade throughout the hotel in order to reduce energy demand, with a business case for cutting energy use to improve profitability and reduce carbon footprint.

SaveMoneyCutCarbon Field Service team has supported Carlson Rezidor hotels across a wide range of energy and water-saving projects in the past two years.

The team has delivered surveys, investment ready proposals, specification, product supply from major manufacturers, UK wide project management & installations.

In 2014. SaveMoneyCutCarbon completed energy saving Think Planet projects for Carlson Rezidor on time and on budget, cutting costs by more than £470,000.

As a managed hotel, the LED upgrade was funded by the owners.

The Solution

The Field Services team carried out an exhaustive lighting survey to identify the number of particular luminaires, lamps per area, and render as well as fitting types, existing wattages, on/burn times, and the thermodynamics of the luminaires.

Annual savings of


with LED lighting

The team set up sample lighting in room for management approval while also noting lighting levels, controls and dimming and emergency lighting issues.

The team replaced over 1,330 lamps replaced throughout the property, front and back of house, including bedrooms, corridors, bars, reception areas, meeting rooms, kitchen and changing areas.

The LED upgrade project was valued at £68K, providing downlights, panels and general lighting bulbs.


The team successfully managed the challenge of stock supply, with the hotel’s northern location requiring courier services that needed to be monitored and chased.

There were some meeting room dimming issues, which were solved by installing and trialling a couple of digital ballast units together with relocation of speaker cables that were causing interference.

Access to bedrooms that had been booked but not occupied was confirmed as the team worked in these rooms on a two-man basis to comply with security and safety policy.


  • 70% annual saving, value of £16K
  • 113 tonnes of CRC
  • ROI of 2.98 years

“We pride ourselves on our UK-wide service and the successful LED retrofit in Aberdeen demonstrated the benefits of our expertise in this area.
“We were able to resolve the installation challenges that crop up in any big project and the property-wide retrofit has not only cut costs and CO2 emissions but also improved lighting levels.”

Rowan Chappell, SaveMoneyCutCarbon Field Service lead technician

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