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< Back to news 05 June, 2014

The hospitality sector announces benchmark for energy consumption

In May a number of pub and restaurant groups came together with the sole purpose being to discuss their energy consumption and the impact that this has not only just on profits, but the environment.

The groups were involved in an assessment conducted by carbon management group, Carbon Statement. The restaurant and bar groups involved represented 80% of the managed outlets in the UK.

The benchmark identified that energy is the second highest cost factor that a business can influence after labour – meaning that hospitality businesses can have a substantial impact on energy consumption within the industry.

So, what did the assessment highlight?

  • Leading management outlets are investing in efficiency initiatives – recognising long-term savings
  • Energy is the second highest controllable factor for businesses

Mark Chapman, Carbon Statement’s director stated that…

“If energy prices increase or double over the next five to ten years, those operators that are efficient with their energy consumption will have a profit advantage against those that aren’t.”

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