Prioritising energy savings: A goal for 2023

Energy Savings

Due to rising costs, business owners in the hospitality sector continue to be under immense pressure to cut their overheads and expenses. Energy savings should be a crucial part of any business strategy in 2023, specifically for restaurants and pubs.  One of the most efficient and logical methods is to reduce energy usage. 

Not only will this help businesses to save on running costs, but there is an urgent need for businesses and households to become more sustainable and to reduce their carbon footprint. The key here is that it’s never too late to start saving and being more energy conscious. As they say, the best time to start was 20 years ago, and the second best time is now!

There are a number of energy efficient measures and support resources available that hospitality managers and owners can utilise to reduce their energy bills in 2023. Reducing energy usage should be a prioritised goal this year, as the benefits far out reach the effort. 

It makes financial sense for businesses to focus on energy savings – here’s how

Making changes to how a business operates can have an impact on its energy savings. This in turn will encourage long-term cost reductions and will help to save the planet at the same time!  A win-win situation!  

There are several ways businesses can help mitigate their long-term energy costs. Undertaking an energy audit to assess operational efficiency might be a great place to start, and will help to identify weak spots that could be improved on. 

It may also be beneficial for businesses to research renewable energy sources such as solar panels or biomass boilers which can drastically reduce energy costs by harnessing natural energy sources. Using LED lighting, and investing in energy-efficient appliances like electric instead of gas appliances, is another important strategy to consider.

Businesses investing in green technologies -such as motion sensor lights or automated temperature control systems that detect how many people are in the room—can also help reduce overall usage.

On top of this, investing in energy-saving building upgrades such as insulation or double-glazed windows can further benefit businesses by providing long-term cost savings while reducing reliance on unsustainable sources of energy. 

All these little steps can add up to tangible results: lower operational costs due to reduced energy consumption along with improved customer satisfaction from performing sustainable practices!  

Energy Savings

Old & faulty equipment could be costing you! 

Upgrading your commercial kitchen equipment may be the first step towards increasing energy savings. Kitchen equipment such as ovens, stoves, refrigerators and even ice machines that are old or faulty could be adding to a higher energy bill.

Upgrading with newer, more efficient models could decrease energy usage and subsequently reduce expenses. LSG Supplier, RH Hall supplies a full catalogue of quality kitchen equipment with fantastic offers to LSG Purchasing members. Another LSG Supplier, Nelson supplies ice machines, and glass and dishwashers. 

By investing in high quality kitchen equipment, you could be saving yourself time, money, and effort while making sure your customers are getting the best possible end product – delicious food and drinks!

There are many resources available to help businesses succeed

Fortunately, there are many resources available to help businesses succeed in implementing energy and cost saving changes. From investing in more economically efficient equipment, to educating staff about more efficient energy usage, to government schemes that can assist with making these crucial savings. 

LSG supplier, Flow Learning by Mapal offers ‘Be Energy Smart’, a new, free resource to help businesses identify ways to reduce their energy usage. According to the Carbon Trust, it’s possible to save up to 10% just by introducing some simple efficiency measures, and this free resource will help!  

Energy Savings

Sustainability in the Hospitality sector?

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important for today’s hospitality industry, as customers increasingly seek out businesses that show an awareness of their impacts on the environment. 

Businesses that reduce their energy consumption demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. In an age where more and more of the public is paying attention to the environmental impact of companies, energy efficiency has become an important metric for measuring corporate citizenship. 

Pubs, bars, and restaurants that are seen as leaders in sustainability and social responsibility will be rewarded with increased customer loyalty, trust and respect. 

It’s more important than ever for businesses in the hospitality industry to reduce their energy consumption. The cost of energy is only going to go up, so it makes financial sense to take steps now to reduce these expenses. 

Are you ready to make your business more sustainable?