Blake Lapthorn Green Breakfast, 12 December 2012, with guest speaker Alex Flach from Whitbread
Alex FlachConstruction, Maintenance, Energy & Environment Director
About Whitbread• Whitbread PLC is the UKs largest budget hotel and restaurant company• Whitbread PLC employs over 40,000 people and serves 19 million customers every month• Whitbread PLC is a FTSE 100 company, operating in over 19 countries.• Operates – Premier Inn, Costa Coffee, Brewers Fayre, Beefeater, Table Table, Taybarns
History One of the UK’s oldest and most respected companies – In business for over 250 years • First Travel Inn opened in 1987 in Basildon • 1974 First Beefeater restaurant opened in Enfield • 1995 Costa Coffee acquired • 2004 Whitbread acquired Premier Lodge and created the Premier Travel Inn brand • 2007 Premier Travel Inn rebrands to Premier Inn • 2012 Premier Inn reaches 635 hotels and more than 50,000 rooms worldwide3
CR in WhitbreadToday Customer heartbeat Team Engagement Profitable Growth …A force for good Team & Customer Environment Community Wellbeing We will make lives better We will make lives better We will make lives better for everyone by reducing for our customers by for our teams and our impact on the providing goods and communities through environment through our services they can trust and education, employment Carbon, Water and Waste helping them make and opportunity programmes informed choices
We have some big, challenging targets all based on 2008/9 baseline. 1. Reduce our operational carbon emissions by 25% by 2017 2. Reduce our water usage by 15% by 2017 3. Achieve 0% waste to landfill by 2014 4. 100% of all Costa Coffee to be Rainforest Alliance certified An opportunity to move first, build the brand and lead.6
What issues do we face? • Renewable energy obligations & building regulations • Carbon Reduction Commitment - £2.5 million and rising • £50 million utility bill; increasing energy prices and water rates • Tax landscape: property and land taxes, EPC’s / DECC’s • Government targets – tough and hardening7
Green Construction Operation in summer In Summer: Ventilation system draws in fresh air which is cooled in the heat exchanger and provides fresh cool air to the rooms. Air is extracted continuously from the bathrooms. The heat pump heats the hot water buffer and at the same time cools the cold buffer. The fan coils use the cold buffer to further cool the rooms. Excess heat is passed back through Heat the ground loop to re-charge the Pum p ground energy. A combination of the super insulated shell, solar shading and low energy Manifold lighting help to reduce heat gain in summer months.10
Green Construction Operation in winter In Winter: Ventilation system draws in fresh air which is warmed in the heat exchanger and provides fresh warm air to the rooms. Air is extracted continuously from the bathrooms and the heat recovered. The heat pump collects the heat from the ground loops and heats the hot buffers in the roof providing hot water for baths and showers and room heating via the fan coils. Heat Pum p Heating & chilled buffer vessels externally weather compensated for maximum efficiency. Manifold The super insulated shell minimises heat loss through the walls, floor and roof.11
Burgess HillWhat makes us greener Low flow showerheads delivering the feel and effect of a powerful shower without associated water use Energy saving key cards, kinetic energy powered lift, green coffee machine, Eco vending machine and hand driers. 3 stage heat recovery systems capturing & reusing energy used by the hotel’s boilers to reduce energy needed to heat water. High-efficiency glass recycled thermal insulation & triple glazed solar film windows.
Burgess HillKey performance data ✔ ✔ Hotel & Restaurant PI Hotel only
Future developmentsRoll out 26 sustainability measures to all new build Hotels andRestaurants including;• Timber Frame construction• Grey/rain water recovery• Sealed low U value windows with mechanical vents• Gravity recharging lifts• Key-cards in all rooms• Bird and bat boxes at every site• Self build to BREEAM Very Good
Future developmentsInvest in the existing estate of 600 hotels and 300 restaurantsincluding;• Further investigation in Voltage Optimisation• Install PIR controls and LEDs in corridors• Increase loft insulation• Install A/C controls• Replace draft proofing, fit PIRs, install radiator pannells as part of refurb programme.
Existing estate Projects• Below are a few examples of our aggressive retrofit roll out of proven technologies into our existing estate along with estimated annual savings – LED replacement. Move from 30w to 3w and 7w LED - £1.5m saving – Voltage Optimisation installed at 80 sites (another 38 planned this year) – average savings YTD £ 6200 per site – Air-con “Melcotel” controllers install programme at 75 A/C sites = estimate 20% saving on kit – External light programme – time clocks & photo sensors install at 300 sites = £50k saving – Thermal insulation roll-out – lofts, plant rooms, valves = estimate 20% saving on site gas usage – P.I.R .light motion detectors in key areas (linen, staff, FOH toilets etc) = £50k saving – Thermostatic radiator valves, Nordic reflectors, remove towel rails = £150k savings
Project Flush ! Did you know w e could waste the equiv alent of 5 Olympic size po ols a day with one too ma ny housekeeping f lushes !19