Top hotel drives down costs after ditching gas kitchen

Lancaster Hotel

One of London’s leading hotels has revealed that switching from a gas kitchen to all-electric is saving it more than £22,000 a year in utility costs.

The four-star Lancaster Hotel in Central London has ramped up its green ethos since an £11.5m refurbishment four years ago, and its efforts are paying off handsomely.

By converting from gas to all-electric kitchens, the hotel has managed to save 700,000kWh of gas in a year and also achieved a carbon saving of 129 tonnes. In financial terms, this equates to savings of £22,600.

The hotel has saved another 350,000kWh and netted £37,000 from introducing a combination of LED lighting and motion sensor technology in all main hotel areas, a move that has also saved 189 tonnes of carbon.

Motion sensor technology even extends to the salamanders in the hotel’s kitchens, which will only turn on when food is placed underneath the grill.

The transition to green cooking has seen the Lancaster London win a number of awards, including ‘Considerate Hotel of the Year’ and ‘Best Green Marketing Initiative of the Year’. The Lancaster is

The Lancaster is part of the Lancaster Landmark Hotel Company group.

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