Zero Carbon Forum is offering free energy saving resources for operators during the energy crisis
We can hope that the new Prime Minister’s announcement capping business energy bills for the next six months will keep many from closure.
It’s time to ensure that anything that can be done to reduce your energy usage in hospitality is done, and now!
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 in July 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.
UK Hospitality estimates that 10,000 business could shut permanently in the coming 18 months.
Mark Chapman, forum founder of Zero Carbon Forum said: “Government intervention is welcomed but we want to provide all our knowledge and insight to further help every operator in the industry during this crisis.
“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.
Zero Carbon Forum is a non-profit organisation, empowering members to reach sustainability targets with greater speed, efficiency, and profit as a united effort.
With defined roadmaps backed by peers, government, and leading sustainability experts — together it helps hospitality organisations, of all sizes, progress at pace to a net zero future.
The Zero Carbon Forum is endorsed by government and backed by trade associations UK Hospitality and the British Beer and Pub Association.
Members include leading UK and global hospitality organisations including Brewdog, Burger King UK, Côte Restaurant Group, Greene King, InterContinental Hotels (IHG) Hotels & Resorts, PPHE Hotel Group, KFC, Nando’s UK and IRE, Pizza Express and Revolution Bars.
Mark Chapman, Zero Carbon Forum