The Client

The Radisson Blu Hotel at London Stansted Airport is a top choice for travellers and for business meetings. The hotel is ideally placed, only three minutes from the airport central terminal and has 500 rooms and suites.

The Brief

The Radisson Blu Stansted hotel had achieved excellent energy-saving results with LED retrofit projects fully managed by SaveMoneyCutCarbon and wished to extend this in the meeting and events areas.

It was keen to improve lighting quality but also to provide more scope for dramatic lighting that could be easily controlled. The hotel also wanted to see a solid business case for LED retrofit that would raise profitability and cut carbon footprint.

The hotel is part of the Carlson Rezidor group, which is fully committed to reducing energy consumption across all properties through its Think Planet initiative, and is ahead of target to reduce the group’s energy consumption by 25% by the end of this year.

Over the past two years, SaveMoneyCutCarbon has partnered with Carlson Rezidor hotels to deliver energy and water-saving projects, completing detailed surveys, investment ready proposals, specification, product supply from major manufacturers, UK wide project management and installations.

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

Over the past two years, the SaveMoneyCutCarbon Consultative Sales team has partnered with Carlson Rezidor hotels to deliver many energy and water-saving projects in the past two years, completing detailed surveys, investment ready proposals, specification, product supply from major manufacturers, UK wide project management and installations.

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

The Solution

SaveMoneyCutCarbon carried out a full lighting survey of meetings and events areas, focusing on the largest room, the Essex Suite, bars and breakout sections to identify the types of luminaires, number of lamps and render as well as existing wattages, on/burn times, and lighting thermodynamics.

Annual savings of £13,500 from our energy saving solutions
Payback in 2.8 years on LED upgrades

The hotel required not only a matching or better quality of light, it also wanted the most robust LED products to ensure reduced maintenance costs. Verbatim and EcoLED were chosen to meet these requirements, providing excellent light and LED working life of between 50,000-70,000 hours.

Full control over dimming was also essential to provide the hotel with a full range of lighting options for a range of events, from business conferences to weddings.

RGB/W colour LED strip was installed in the trough areas in the main suite area, replacing white fluorescent tubes and this provides an array of colour choices that can be selected using a hand controlled device. This makes the area more appealing as a venue and is a great selling point for the hotel.

The SaveMoneyCutCarbon team worked closely with the hotel General Manager and Chief Engineer to minimise disruption, retrofitting the 340 LEDs on schedule and within budget.