LED Lighting - The Queens Hotel, Bournemouth
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The Queens Hotel is a 110 bedroom hotel with a leisure centre and swimming pool based in a prime area of central Bournemouth. The management have taken a highly proactive stance on energy and water efficiency. Their stated objective is to be ‘The Greenest Hotel in Bournemouth’.
Seda UK Case Study
Food service packaging specialist Seda UK has revealed it is expecting to save almost £170,000 annually in costs and emit 1,000 tonnes less carbon following a move to low-energy lightbulbs.
The Italian-owned firm, which is based in South Wales and is a major supplier to McDonalds and KFC, has installed 750 low-energy lights funded by a £90,000 interest-free loan from the Carbon Trust.
The light bulb switch is part of a wider program of eco-friendly initiatives at the five-year-old factory, which include strict rules on shutting down all non-essential electrical equipment over the weekend and heating the premises using heat recovered from compressors.
Seda UK managing director Lorenzo Angelucci said that although the food service sector was “standing up well” in the recession, it was “the responsibility of every business to address its energy consumption”.
It is estimated that Seda UK will cut the annual lighting bill for its 32,000sqm facility by £168,000 and reduce carbon emissions by 993 tonnes.
Bulbs for the project have been supplier by Somar International, which has already supplied packaging firms such as Automated Packaging Systems and Amcor Flexibles.
Somar energy efficiency expert Keith Wyatt said:
It’s encouraging to see increasing numbers of packaging companies monitoring and addressing their energy consumption needs. Seda is certainly taking a lead in embracing green technologies.
This press release about how energy-saving Somar Eluma lighting has saved Seda UK money was originally published by Packaging News.