Bord Gáis Energy delivers 10% savings for Cork's Maryborough Hotel
The Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Douglas, Cork, has reduced energy costs by 10% through energy efficiency support and funding from Bord Gáis Energy.
Throughout 2015, Bord Gáis Energy provided €27,000 in funding for an LED lighting retrofit and additional energy efficiency upgrades at the hotel. €18,000 of the funding was used to retrofit the entire building with LED lighting, resulting in substantial electricity savings.
A further €9,000 was provided for energy improvements including the reconditioning of a combined heat and power (CHP) unit and the installation of an Eco-Cooler, which uses 90% less energy than an equivalent refrigeration system. This installation, and the reconditioning of the CHP, resulted in further cost savings.
Bord Gáis Energy provided the funding as part of its Energy Efficiency Partnership Scheme, which helps Irish businesses realise sustainable reductions in energy costs. Both customers and non-customers can apply for financial support towards the capital cost of their energy efficiency projects. In addition to funding, Bord Gáis Energy also offers a range of services and supports such as LED lighting solutions, Energy Audits and Employee Awareness schemes.
The Maryborough Hotel and Spa was opened as a hotel in 1997 and now holds 93 bedrooms and suites, conference and banqueting facilities, restaurant and bar, leisure club, and spa.
Justin McCarthy, General Manager at The Maryborough Hotel & Spa said, "We are always looking for ways to reduce our energy costs and our carbon footprint, without impacting on our customer experience. We identified a number of projects throughout our hotel, including boiler house renovations and chiller and lighting upgrades and the support and technical expertise of the Bord Gáis Energy team was fundamental in the successful implementation of these projects. The new measures have already reduced our energy costs and, coupled with competitive gas supply charges, the hotel will continue to realise long term savings.'
David Meade, Sales Development Specialist with Bord Gáis Energy said, ‘We’re committed to providing our business customers with the best value possible, whether that’s through competitive energy supply rates or tailored energy efficiency support and funding. Energy efficiency projects not only help businesses reduce their carbon footprint, but can also improve their bottom line and The Maryborough Hotel and Spa has already realised significant cost savings. Through the projects implemented, I’m confident that management will see an ongoing reduction in their energy bills.'
The hotel has been a Bord Gáis Energy gas customer since 2006. In addition to implementing energy efficiency projects, the key account manager constantly works with the hotel managers to ensure they are getting the best possible value from their energy supply.