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How did we perform against 2015 objectives?

Ensure that QHotel standards of targeting and monitoring of energy use are implemented across all the recently acquired hotels and include all hotels in the group to the energy league table

  • New hotels electricity meters are now connected to the Stark energy monitoring software gas meters to be connected next year

Introduce energy guidelines to all recently acquired hotels

  • All new hotels fully briefed

Implement the kitchen energy reduction system into three hotels

  • System was developed to include all departments as a means of satisfying the requirements of  The governments Energy Savings opertunity Scheme (ESOS ) 3 hotels fully surveyed but template and surveys available to all hotels to help them save energy

Hold energy consumption to fall at targeted hotels energy use vs sleepers

  • Electricity Mottram hall -3.7%  Dunston Hall -2.8% Forest Pines -2.3% Tankersley -1.8% Hampshire Court -1.7%   Gas generally higher than the previous year across the group due the colder weather particularly in the first half of the year

Implement the energy reduction strategy to as many hotels as budget will allow CHP further boiler controllers, solar panels and biomass boilers

  • Voltage optimisation installed at each of the 5 new hotels Crewe Hall and Telford Biomass installed at Tankersley

Continue the roll out of electric vehicle charging across more hotels particularly in the north of the country

  • Delay due  to  funding difficulties with tesla but should be able to progress in 2016

Aims for 2016

  • 5 new hotels to have Digital gas meters fitted and access to half hourly data to improve trageting and monitoring
  • Group to reduce utility consumption by 5%
  • Energy Strategy implementation to continue with focus on  micro and large CHP Ashford and Crewe  and  upgrade or install new BMS systems at  at least 4 hotels: Order placed for micro CHP at Crewe replaceemnt of the Midland Hotel BMS system in progress  prices being obtained for a part system at Slaley Hall
  • Electric vehicle charging  roll out with tesla to include the 5 new destination hotels  by year end
  • Kitchen equipment replacement plan to be produced for each hotel and replacemnt specifications agreed with Group F&B Manager and procurement

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