For the second year running, Beacon Endorsed Supplier Waterscan won the ‘Water Efficient Project of the Year’ category at the highly regarded Energy Awards.
The consecutive award win demonstrates Waterscan’s commitment to creating a sustainable water future for commercial organisations in the UK. The awards were won in partnership with Sainsbury’s Supermarkets (2013) and Whitbread Group (2014), with both submissions demonstrating industry leading approaches to water management, strategy and recycling.
The Energy Awards recognise and reward both supply and demand-side excellence within the energy sector. They acknowledge achievement in water and carbon reduction, energy efficiency and energy supply as well as products and services.
This year’s joint submission focussed on water being a key element of Whitbread Group’s CR plan ‘Good Together’ and the initiatives implemented as part of Waterscan’s strategic plan for the company. A reduction in excess of 21% from a 2009 baseline was achieved, with an increased target of a 25% reduction now in sight. Greywater recycling was a key element of the project and contributed an average reduction in hotel potable water use of 30% when compared to the water consumption of a similar hotel.
Chris George, Head of Energy and Environment at Whitbread Group commented, “Water is a key focus area for Whitbread as we look to reduce our impact on the local areas in which we operate. Reducing potable water use is a major part of our approach and we’re proud our efforts and partnership with Waterscan have been recognised.”
Claire Yeates, Sales Director at Waterscan added, “Winning the water efficiency award for the second year running is extremely pleasing and reinforces our position of leading the UK and commercial water users to a more sustainable water future by reducing consumption of this precious natural resource.”