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Powerstar Cuts Whitbread’s Energy Consumption

posted 4 Oct 2011, 02:06 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 4 Oct 2011, 02:07 ]
Rotherham based EMSc is helping Whitbread, the UK’s leading hospitality company to reduce its energy consumption, by installing the Powerstar voltage optimisation system. 

The products have been installed in a number of different Whitbread hotels and restaurants across the country. The locations were chosen for their different energy consumption and profiles.

EMSc worked closely with Whitbread not only to understand the company’s energy and carbon reduction strategy, but also the specific requirements of each individual location. The installation of Powerstar provided a no maintenance solution with a payback period that met Whitbread’s expectations. 
The savings from the Powerstar systems supported the company in reducing its direct electricity consumption and associated CO2 emissions – key goals in Whitbread’s ‘Good Together’ corporate responsibility policy.

Early results from the hotels and restaurants have proved impressive, with a number of large hotel installations outperforming the guaranteed minimum levels of cost savings set by EMS -  energy savings were estimated to be as high as 18% a year.

Chris George, Head of Energy and Environment at Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants said: “Smart investment in new technologies is a key part of our “Good Together”, strategy. It helps us to reduce the amount of energy we consume, cut carbon emissions and conserve natural resources to make sure we are doing more for less” 

He added: “As a responsible hotel and restaurant business, we need to ensure our customers enjoy a good night’s sleep and great tasting menus served in a relaxed atmosphere. We found Powerstar to be both professional and proactive in their awareness of the installation requirements during business operational hours, which ensured minimum disturbance for our guests.  

Alex Mardapittas, managing director EMSc said, “We are very much looking forward to developing a long term relationship with Whitbread. The company operates some of the UK’s most successful, much-loved hospitality brands including Premier Inn, Beefeater Grill, Brewers Fayre, Table Table, Taybarns.”  
EMS recently announced another successful 12 months trading, with turnover increasing by 50%, to £12.4m. During the course of the last twelve months the company also doubled its workforce to 70 people and has moved into new premises to accommodate the growth it has been experiencing.