In a bid to help hospitality in a time of crisis due to increasing energy costs, the not-for-profit Zero Carbon Forum is offering free energy saving guidance from its ‘Save While You Sleep’ initiative to help enable operators to reduce their power usage overnight to cut costs and carbon.
The programme was officially launched earlier this year following member trials, which have realised energy savings per outlet worth £6,000 per annum (at 2021 market rates).
It works by combining energy and carbon analytics with operational training and ongoing coaching.
Existing energy smart meter data is run through Zero Carbon Services’ proprietary intelligence platform, to identify energy wastage every day and night.
As UK consumers are having to make forced changes to the way they consume energy by cutting down on usage, the forum’s Save While You Sleep initiative provides operators with advice and guidance on implementing simple but impactful processes to save on energy, via a two -stage ‘10-minute’ shutdown process.
Côte, Stonegate Group, TGI Fridays, Burger King and McMullen are among the chains already signed up to the programme, avoiding up to eight tonnes of CO2, per outlet being emitted, the equivalent of 17,000 car miles.
Mark Chapman, forum founder of Zero Carbon Forum, said: “By sharing the data and analysis gleaned from our members’ overnight energy usage made into a range of accessible resources, including engagement training and checklists, operators can engage their teams quickly to reduce energy waste and save on costs and carbon.”
The resources available will include collateral for operators to freely access, download and share with their teams. They include posters and energy checklists for general and area managers.
To access the resources and collateral, click HERE.